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APA Style Documentation, 7th Edition: What is APA?

Style guide for the 7th edition, published Oct. 2019

APA Publication Manual

APA Documentation Style

The 7th ed. of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019, and is considered the standard.

If you need information regarding the former 6th edition, please see the Legacy page in this guide.

Introducing the 7th Edition of the APA Publication Manual; Video by APA

The Publication Manual of the American  Psychological Association

An 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:

 

Social Work

Education

Nursing

Business

Economics

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