For those familiar with the 6th ed. of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, you may be wondering what's new? This page highlights some of the most commonly used conventions. The APA 7th Edition Manual contains several changes from its previous edition. Please review all the sections of this LibGuide for help with using APA 7th. You can borrow a copy of the Manual at the UWI Mona Library Circulation Desk. We look forward to your visit.
A PDF file with chapter by chapter review of what's new with some examples.
What's New in the 7th Edition?
One space after a period at the end of a sentence!
Quotation marks are now used around examples, rather than italics.
New guidelines to distinguish professionals and students using APA style, format, and organization.
Two samples papers - one for pros, one for students!
Running head no longer required for students & simplified for pros.
Addresses inclusivity and bias-free guidelines.
Endorses the singular "they."
Best practices for socioeconomic status and intersectionality.
In-text citations simplified.
Three or more authors shortened to name of first author plus "et al."
Examples of paraphrasing provided to show clear attribution without over-citation.
New style references!
Up to 20 authors included in a reference entry before names are omitted with an ellipsis.
DOIs and URLs are now presented as underlined hyperlinks
The label of "DOI" is no longer used
"Retrieved from" is only used when a retrieval date is needed
Journal article references always include the issue number.
Book references now omit the publisher location.