The award was accepted by the original editor Dez Skinn and the current editor Tom Spilsbury at the magazine's headquarters in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
The citation on the award reads:
Guinness World Records Certificate: The longest-running TV tie-in is Doctor Who Magazine (UK), which has run for 31 years. It launched as Doctor Who Weekly on 11 October 1979, and went monthly at issue 44.
The award was first announced in April.