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APA Style Documentation, 7th Edition: What is APA?
Style guide for the 7th edition, published Oct. 2019
The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019. At this time, some professors and students may be using the former 6th edition. If you are in doubt which edition you must use, please contact your instructor.
Introducing the 7th Edition of the APA Publication Manual; Video by APA
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
APA - the main scholarly association for academic psychologists in the United States
Developed standardized methods for citing print and electronic sources used in research
Other disciplines have their own manuals of style. For example:
Medicine - AMA Manual of Style
Sociology - American Sociological Association Style Guide
Science - Scientific Style and Format
Who Uses APA?
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is consulted not only by psychologists but also by other researchers in the social and behavioral sciences disciplines such as: