In October 2019, the American Psychological Association (APA) published the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual (APA 7).
APA 7 introduces a number of changes which simplify and clarify the process of writing and citing academic papers and presentations.
Download the ACAP APA 7 Quick Guide. Refer the full online version for more detailed explanations and specific examples. A short guide comparing the key differences between APA 6 and APA 7 is available for download here.
To allow students to become familiar with changes in referencing and provide time to update course materials, ACAP is beginning a staged transition to adoption of APA 7 style referencing in Term 3, 2020. Term 2 is a transition term with use of APA 7 optional in preparation for Term 3, 2020. The exception is in Criminology units that currently use the Harvard style. Criminology will shift from Harvard to APA 7 in Term 1, 2021. If you have any doubts about what referencing style to follow, check with unit coordinators and educators for what is required in particular units.
This guide will introduce you to the most significant changes and provide resources to help you prepare for APA 7.
The following list represents the most significant changes to references and in-text citations and provides examples of each. The APA have also made changes with regard to:
See the Academic Writer Tutorial or APA Style and Grammar Guidelines in the tabs on this guide or consult the Publication Manual directly for more information.
Source: Scribbr. (2019). APA Manual 7th edition: The most notable changes. https://www.scribbr.com/apa-style/apa-seventh-edition-changes/