APA 6th edition is released

July 23, 2009 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

The American Psychological Association has released the 6th edition of their Publication Style Manual this month.

RefWorks has added the style to their list with the following caveats:

The new edition of APA has changed the manner in which authors are to be listed in the text and in the reference list. The new reference list guidelines state that when there are seven or more authors there should only be seven authors presented. When there are more than seven authors the first six are to be listed, ellipses added after the sixth, and the last author added at the end. In order for RefWorks to adhere to these changes, we will need to make modifications to our current Output Style Editor which will require program development. In the short-term, our new APA style will list all authors and will require the user to manually remove the extra authors and add the ellipses.

The new guidelines allow for the inclusion of up to five authors in the first instance of an in-text citation and the use of the first author with ‘et al.’ in all subsequent citations of the same reference. This too, will require APA specific development in RefWorks.

EndNote should post it on this page in the future.

Click  to read what’s new in the sixth edition!

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