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APA Formatting and Style (7th ed.) for Student Papers

NAU Guide to APA

What's new?

The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association contains many additions and changes to APA formatting and citation. Here are a few of the highlights:
  • A revised student title page (American Psychological Association [APA], 2020, p. 30)
  • An optional running head in student papers (APA, 2020, p.30)
  • In-text citations for works with three or more authors are shortened to the first author's name plus "et al."
    (APA, 2020, p. 266)
  • Reference page citations include up to twenty authors before names are omitted with an ellipsis
    (APA, 2020, p. 286)
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).
The APA has provided a more comprehensive look at the changes here.

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