AP Style Magazine Names

The following guidelines are for magazine names, specifically. Other works, such as books titles, movie titles, song titles, etc., are governed by AP Style Composition Titles.

AP Style Magazine Names

In AP Style, you capitalize the initial letters of the magazine name. Do not, however, place it in quotes.

Unless the word magazine is in the publication’s formal title, it should be lowercase.

Here are a few examples,

  • Men’s Health
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Time magazine
  • W magazine


  • Food Network Magazine
  • O, The Oprah Magazine