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Reference guide for APA 7th edition

Reference guide for APA 7th edition intended for students at the department of Biology and CEC, Lund University. NB! If you access the guide using a smartphone, please note that the text will open below the menu.

Departementsserien (Ds)

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NB! The APA (7th edition) manual does not contain any specific instructions on how to refer to government publications outside of the United States. The recommendation is instead to format the references according to guidelines in each country. The instructions under this section are therefore our interpretation of how to apply APA (7th edition) to reports in Departementsserien (Ds)

If you accessed the report online, include the URL of the website from which it was retrieved in the reference.

Do not forget to consult the general instructions on how to write references according to APA (7th edition), including 

Template for how to format references to Departementsserien in the reference list

Organization/Agency. (Year). Title (Ds YYYY:Number). Publisher. URL

Examples of in-text references to Departementsserien

Parenthetical citation Narrative citation
(Miljödepartementet, 2017) Miljödepartementet (2017) establishes that...

Examples of references to Departementsserien in the reference list

Ministry of the Environment. (2017). Biologisk mångfald och ekosystemtjänster: Kontrollstation 2016 [Biodiversity and ecosystem services: targets for 2016] (Ds 2017:32). Regeringskansliet. https://www.regeringen.se/rattsliga-dokument/departementsserien-och-promemorior/2017/07/ds.-201732/