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Citation: APA 7 Citation

Introducing APA 7

Although the American Psychological Association released their new citation style guide in October 2019, many databases will not integrate the new style until summer 2020. Be sure to ask your instructor which style they require for papers, APA 6 or APA 7.

APA 7 citation style: What's changed

The American Psychological Association updated their citation style, known as APA, in October 2019. These are a few changes:

  • References are streamlined. Publisher location - city and state - is no longer required in citations for books.
  • More fonts are allowed. Recommended fonts are 11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial, 10-point Lucida Sans Unicode, 12-point Times New Roman, 11-point Georgia, or 10-point Computer Modern.
  • Use DOIs and URLs as hyperlinks beginning with “http:” or “https:”. Do not use the label "DOI:". For example,
  • Do not add a period after the DOI or URL because this may interfere with link functionality.
  • Student papers no longer need a running head across pages.
  • Use one space after a period at the end of a sentence unless your instructor asks otherwise.
  • In-text citations are simplified: Citations with three or more authors include only the name of the first author followed by "et al."