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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.

Legislative proposals

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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 legislative proposals (Propositioner). 

If you accessed the proposal 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 legislative proposals in the reference list

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

Examples of in-text references to legislative proposals

Parenthetical citation Narrative citation
(Miljödepartementet, 2012) Miljödepartementet (2012) proposed...

Examples of references to legislative proposals in the reference list

Miljödepartementet. (2012). Utsläppsrätter och geologisk lagring av koldioxid [Emission rights and carbon capture and storage] (Prop. 2012/13:17). Regeringskansliet. https://www.regeringen.se/rattsliga-dokument/proposition/2012/10/prop.-20121317/