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Endnote Basic: APA 7th

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Publication Manual of the APA 7th edition

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Key Changes at a Glance

Key changes at a glance

  1. Publication location: The location of the publisher (i.e., city, country/state code) is no longer required.
  2. Et al.: “et al.” is used in the first in-text citation for works with three or more authors.
  3. Up to 20 authors cited: In the reference list, give the surnames and initials for up to 20 authors.
  4. DOIs"Retrieved from": You no longer need to write “Retrieved from” before a URL.: DOIs are formatted the same as URLs. You do not need to write "DOI."
  5. Ebook publisher: You no longer need to give the platform, format, or device (e.g., Kindle) for ebooks, but you do need give the publisher. Website names: Website names are now included as well as the webpage title.

FROM:   https://owll.massey.ac.nz/referencing/apa-6th-vs-7th-edition.php

Key Changes Expanded

References and in-text citations in APA Style

The biggest changes in the 7th edition are:

  1. The publisher location is no longer included in the reference.
    • Covey, S. R. (2013). The 7 habits of highly effective people: Powerful lessons in personal change. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
    • Covey, S. R. (2013). The 7 habits of highly effective people: Powerful lessons in personal change. Simon & Schuster.
  2. The in-text citation for works with three or more authors is now shortened right from the first citation. You only include the first author’s name and “et al.”.
    • (Taylor, Kotler, Johnson, & Parker, 2018)
    • (Taylor et al., 2018)
  3. Surnames and initials for up to 20 authors (instead of 7) should be provided in the reference list.
    • Miller, T. C., Brown, M. J., Wilson, G. L., Evans, B. B., Kelly, R. S., Turner, S. T., … Lee, L. H. (2018).
    • Miller, T. C., Brown, M. J., Wilson, G. L., Evans, B. B., Kelly, R. S., Turner, S. T., Lewis, F., Nelson, T. P., Cox, G., Harris, H. L., Martin, P., Gonzalez, W. L., Hughes, W., Carter, D., Campbell, C., Baker, A. B., Flores, T., Gray, W. E., Green, G., … Lee, L. H. (2018).
  4. DOIs are formatted the same as URLs. The label “DOI:” is no longer necessary.

    • doi: 10.1080/02626667.2018.1560449
    • https://doi.org/10.1080/​02626667.2018.1560449
  5. URLs are no longer preceded by “Retrieved from,” unless a retrieval date is needed. The website name is included (unless it’s the same as the author), and web page titles are italicized.
    • Walker, A. (2019, November 14). Germany avoids recession but growth remains weak. Retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/​news/business-50419127
    • Walker, A. (2019, November 14). Germany avoids recession but growth remains weak. BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/​news/business-50419127
  6. For ebooks, the format, platform, or device (e.g. Kindle) is no longer included in the reference, and the publisher is included.
    • Brück, M. (2009). Women in early British and Irish astronomy: Stars and satellites [Kindle version]. https:/doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2473-2
    • Brück, M. (2009). Women in early British and Irish astronomy: Stars and satellites. Springer Nature. https:/doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2473-2
  7. Clear guidelines are provided for including contributors other than authors and editors. For example, when citing a podcast episode, the host of the episode should be included; for a TV series episode, the writer and director of that episode are cited.
  8. Dozens of examples are included for online source types such as podcast episodes, social media posts, and YouTube videos. The use of emojis and hashtags is also explained.

FROM:   from  https://www.scribbr.com/apa-style/apa-seventh-edition-changes/

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