The APA manual was first published in 1974 as a guide to help academic writers communicate clearly and precisely. It covers various components of style and formatting and shows how to properly cite and reference sources.
In October 2019, the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual was released, replacing the 6th edition published in 2009. So, what’s changed? In this blog post, we’ll go over the 10 most significant changes to in-text citations and references, formatting, word choice, and style.
In-text Citations and References
APA’s 7th edition has guidelines that simplify citing online sources. There are more than 100 examples for various media, and there’s a referencing template for each category. Here are some of the key changes to the guidelines:
When using an in-text citation for works with three or more authors, from the first citation onwards, only the first author’s name and “et al.” are now needed.
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