Q. What are the major changes from APA 6th to 7th Edition?

Answer

The following tables identify major changes between the APA 6th and APA 7th editions.

References & Citations

APA 6

APA 7

 Place of publication

Included before publisher

Not included 

 DOI formatting

Two forms accepted: 

  • https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659619832079
  • doi: 1043659619832079

One form accepted:

  • https://doi.org/xx always used

 “Retrieved from”

Included before URL

Not included before URL (unless date of retrieval is needed)

 Ebooks

Format/platform/device included in reference.

Format/platform/device not included in reference.

 Authors in reference

Up to 7 listed; otherwise use ellipses after sixth and list last.

20 or fewer authors listed.

 Authors in citation

For 3+ authors, all are listed first time; subsequently use “et al.”

For 3+ authors, "et al.” is used the first time and subsequently.
**See chart.

 

Format

APA 6

APA 7

 Font typeface and size

Times New Roman, 12

Calibri, 11

Arial,11

Lucida Sans Unicode, 10

Times New Roman, 12

Georgia, 11

 Header

Running head: SHORTENED TITLE; page number in right corner

Page number included on student papers; no other header.
**See sample title page.

 Heading levels

Title of paper one p. 2 and word "References" on final page centred, not bolded. 

Levels 3 to 5 changed; title and the word "References" on final page treated as level 1 heading.
 

 

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  • Last Updated Feb 13, 2020
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