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APA 7th edition Resources

APA Manual 7th Ed.: Most Notable Changes

APA Manual 7th Edition:  Most Notable Changes
  1. For Book References:  Publication Location is no longer needed:  New York: NY
  2. In-Text Citations:
    1. Shorten in-text citation for 3+authors: (Taylor et al., 2018) throughout the paper
  3. References:
    1. Include up to 20 authors in the reference:  Last names, first and middle initials
    2. Changed Format of the DOI’s to URL’s:  No longer identify the DOI. before the number

i.  Change:  doi.10.1080/02626667.2018.1560449
ii.  Now:  https://doi.org.10.1080/02626667.2018.1560449

  1. Don’t include “Retrieved from” in front of the URL – And…Include the website name

i.  Walker, A. (2019, November 14). Germany narrowly avoids recession despite trade war hit.  BBC.  https://bbc.com/news/business-50419127

  1. Within the Paper:
    1. More Flexibility in Font & Size Choices:

i.  Calibri - 11
ii.  Arial - 11
iii.  Lucida Sans Unicode - 10
iv.  Times New Roman - 12

  1. Simplified Running Head:

i.  No Longer Include “Running head:”
ii. Only Papers Title (All in Capital Letters, Flush Left) and the Page Number (Flush Right)

  1. Updated Heading Styles

i.   Heading Level 1 – Centered Bold
ii.   Heading Level 2 – Flush Left, Bold
iii.  Heading Level 3 – Flush Left, Bold, Italics
iv.  Heading Level 4 – Indented ½ inch, Bold with Period
v.   Heading Level 5 – Indented ½ inch, Bold, Italics with Period

  1. Between sentences:  Use only one space after periods and other punctuations
    ‚Äč
  2. Inclusive and Bias free language for topics such as gender, age disability, racial and ethnic identity, and sexual orientation: 

i.Singular “They” or “Their” as a gender-neutral pronoun

  1. Use descriptive phrases instead of labels:

i.  Instead of “The poor” should use “People living in poverty”

  1. Use exact age ranges:  

i.  Example:  “over 65”  should use “65 to 75 years old”

For more details click in the link - Scribbr:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeSIXD6y3WQFo

APA Videos

The 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual, published in October 2019, replaces the 6th edition published in 2009. This video covers the 17 most notable changes in the APA 7th edition.

This video introduces the major formatting changes for student papers.

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