Q. Can I abbreviate an organizational author in my in-text citation?
Yes, you can abbreviate the organizational author in your in-text citation.
The first time you cite the organization in-text, write the full name and then provide the abbreviation. After the first in-text citation, you can use the abbreviation.
- (Alberta Health Services [AHS], 2019, para. 5).
- According to Alberta Health Services (AHS, 2019), .... (para. 5).
In the reference, do not abbreviate the name of the organization.
More information can be found on the APA's blog.