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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. Changed Format of the DOI’s to URL’s:  No longer identify the DOI. before the number
      1. Change:  doi.10.1080/02626667.2018.1560449
      2. Now:
    2. Don’t include “Retrieved from” in front of the URL – And…Include the website name
      1. Walker, A. (2019, November 14). Germany avoids recession but growth remains weak. BBC News.
  4. Within the Paper:
    1. More Flexibility in Font & Size Choices:
      1. Calibri – 11
      2. Arial – 11
      3. Lucida Sans Unicode – 10
      4. Georgia – 11
      5. Times New Roman – 12
    2. Simplified Running Head:
      1. No Longer Include “Running head:”
      2. Only Papers Title (Title Case:  All in Capital Letters for Major Words, Centered) and the Page Number (In the Heading, Flush Right)
    3. Updated Heading Styles
      1. Heading Level 1 – Centered Bold
      2. Heading Level 2 – Flush Left, Bold
      3. Heading Level 3 – Flush Left, Bold, Italics
      4. Heading Level 4 – Indented ½ inch, Bold with Period.
      5. Heading Level 5 – Indented ½ inch, Bold, Italics with Period.
    4. Between sentences:  Use only one space after periods and other punctuations
    5. Inclusive and Bias free language for topics such as gender, age disability, racial and ethnic identity, and sexual orientation: 
      1. Singular “They” or “Their” as a gender-neutral pronoun
    6. Use descriptive phrases instead of labels:
      1. Instead of “The poor” should use “People living in poverty”
      2. Samples of Inclusive/Descriptive Phrases: 
    7. Use exact ranges:  
      1. Example:  “over 65”  should use “65 to 75 years old”

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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.