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APA Style: Publication Manual

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PLEASE NOTE

This guide is now for the 7th Edition of APA, which was released Oct. 1, 2019.

Below are some highlights between the two versions:

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APA Style - 7th edition

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), page range. DOI's URL 
           

Example:

Baider, L., Uziely, B., & Kaplan De-Nour, A. (1994). Progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery in cancer patients. General Hospital                          Psychiatry, 16(5), 340–347. https://doi.org/10.1016/0163-8343(94)90021-3

NOTE:

List up to 20 authors by their last names followed by initials. Use an ampersand (&) before the last author.

Author (person or organization). (Year published or updated) Title of page. Website. https://xxxxx

*Substitute (n. d.). for the year if there is no known date of publication.

 

Example:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2010). Facing down PTSD, vet is now soaring high. http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/featureArticle_Feb.asp

Walker, A. (2019, November 14). Germany avoids recession but growth remains weak. BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50419127

 

Last, A. A., Last, B. B., & Last, C. C. (Year). Book title. Publisher.

*Substitute (n. d.). for the year if there is no known date of publication.

Example:

Achterberg, J. (1985). Imagery in healing. Shambhala Publications.

 

NOTE:

List up to 20 authors by their last names followed by initials. Use an ampersand (&) before the last author.

 

Include the author's last name and publication year:

Example:

Teaching techniques and reflecting on the group process are unique components of guided imagery received in a group context (Yalom & Leszcz, 2005).

 

Or you can introduce the citation like this:

Example: 

For example, Ball et al. (2003) conducted guided imagery in a group psychotherapy format with 11 children  ...

 

For a direct quotation, include the page number:

Example: 

Guided imagery and relaxation techniques have even been found to “reduce distress and allow the immune system to function more effectively” (Trakhtenberg, 2008, p. 850).

 

For more information on in-text citing, consult this page:

APA 6th