This guide is representative of the 7th edition Publication Manual of APA and focuses on a student paper structure.
APA examples are not exhaustive and focus on referencing and citations. Assistance from your professor and/or Writing Centre is suggested for clarification.
Users are responsible for interpretation of APA style guidelines and to seek further assistance when necessary.
Effective September 2020.
Magazine reference list entries have multiple date formats possible. Depending on what date elements (year, month, day) are present , include all in the reference list entry. Examples: (2020, March 17) or (2020, March)
For another illustration, check the APA Style website here.
Reference list entry:
Pearce, F. (2019, November 2). Rivers in the sky. New Scientist, 244 (3254), 40–43. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0262407919320706?via%3Dihub
Badelt, B. (2014, January/February). A neighborhood remembered. Canadian Geographic, 134 (1), 26.
Mitchell, A. (2019, December 27). Quantum computing could solve problems we don't even know we have. Maclean's. https://www.macleans.ca/society/science/quantum-computing-could-solve-problems-we-dont-even-know-we-have/
For all of the examples above, the in-text citation follows the same format. Refer to the Publication Manual, Section 8.17 for explanation with multiple authors.
Parenthetical citation format: (last name of author(s), year)
e.g. (Mitchell, 2019)
Narrative citation format: include the author's or authors' names in the sentence, with the date in brackets
e.g. Mitchell (2019) wrote...
More in-text citation information on this guide.