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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.

Swedish Government Official Reports (SOU)

Swedish Government Official Reports (SOU)

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. In this section you will find our recommendations on how to refer to Swedish Government Official Reports (Statens Offentliga Utredningar, SOU)If you accessed the SOU 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 how to write in-text references and construct a reference list, the number of authors to be included, how to write references to two or more works within the same parenthesis, what to do if you have several references with the same author and publication date, how you cite specific parts of works, how to handle incomplete reference information (e.g. missing author information or no publication date), and when/how to use acronyms.

Template
Committee. (YYYY). Title (SOU YYYY:Number). Publisher. URL

Examples:

In-text references  

(Energikommissionen, 2017)

(Utredningen om hållbara plastmaterial, 2018)

Energikommissionen (2017) concluded…

Utredningen om hållbara plastmaterial (2018) describes...

Reference list

Energikommissionen. (2017). Kraftsamling för framtidens energi [Proposal for a broad agreement on energy policy] (SOU 2017:2). Miljödepartementet. https://www.regeringen.se/rattsliga-dokument/statens-offentliga-utredningar/2017/01/sou-20172/

Utredningen om hållbara plastmaterial. (2018). Det går om vi vill: Förslag till en hållbar plastanvändning [Proposal for a sustainable use of plastics] (SOU 2018:84). Miljödepartementet. https://www.regeringen.se/rattsliga-dokument/statens-offentliga-utredningar/2018/12/sou-201884/