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MLA Citation Style Guide (8th Edition): Magazines and Newspapers (Print)

Citing Magazines and Newspapers

The examples provided below aim to illustrate only basic principles of citing newspapers and magazines using MLA citation style. Please refer to the MLA Handbook, 8th edition for more details.

  • The volume and issue numbers of newspapers and magazines are not cited.
  • Abbreviate all months except for May, June, and July.
  • If the article is not printed on consecutive pages, write only the first page number and a plus (+) sign

Basic Format for an Article in a Magazine or Newspaper:

Author. Title and subtitle. Name of periodical, Date or Year of Publication, Page Number(s). 


 Wise, Jane. "Tough track: How and Why an Average Guy Became an Ultramarathoner." Publisher Weekly, 30 Oct. 2006, pp. 65-69.

 Weintraub, Arlene. "A Thousand-Year Plan for Nuclear Waste." Business Week, 6 May 2002, pp. 94-96.

Online magazine

Cole, David. “Poetry in the Courtroom” New York Review of Books, 11 Aug. 2017, Accessed Apr. 25, 2017.


Jeromack, Paul. "This Once, a David of the Art World Does Goliath a Favor." New York Times, 13 July 2007, late ed. pp. D1+.

Online newspaper article

Buckley, Cara. “Orson Welles’s Diaries and Scripts Head to Archive.” New York Times, 24  Apr. 2017, Accessed Apr. 25, 2017.