|Where a publication has:||List authors in the reference list as:|
|one author||Author, A. A.|
|two authors||Author, A. A., & Author B. B.|
|three to seven authors||
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F., & Author, G. G.
|eight or more authors - list first six authors, add three elipses and the last author||Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F.,...Author, Z. Z.|
|no author||Transfer the title to the author space|
|a group author||Spell the name out|
APA style is an author-date citation style. It was developed mainly for use in psychology, but has also been adopted by other disciplines.
There are two major components to the APA author-date style - the in-text author-date citation at the appropriate place within the text of the document, e.g. (Smith, 2010), and the detailed reference list at the end of the document. All in-text citations must have a corresponding reference list entry, and the converse applies for reference list entries.
Use the following instructions and examples as guide for your own referencing using the APA style. This guide is based on more detailed information in:
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