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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.



The instructions on this page concern references to all kinds of reports from research institutes, authorities and companies. Some report will have a group author, e.g. organization, company or authority, instead of a personal author. If the publisher is the same as the group author, omit the publisher from the source element.

If a DOI has been assigned to the report, include this number in the reference. If no DOI has been assigned and the report was accessed online from a nondatabase website, use the URL of the webpage from which it was retrieved. If the report was accessed in print or retrieved from an academic database, no URL is included.

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.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (YYYY). Title of report (Serial name/Report No. #). Publisher. DOI or URL


In-text references  

(Lundqvist et al., 2008)

(Naturvårdsverket, 2007)                             

(Tyler & Waldheim, 1983)

Lundqvist et al. (2008) reviewed the...

According to the guidelines of Naturvårdsverket (2007)

Tyler and Waldheim (1983) studied...

Reference list

Lundqvist, A.-C., Andersson, S., & Lönn, M. (2008). Genetic variation in wild plants and animals in Sweden: A review of case studies from the perspective of conservation genetics (Report No. 5786). Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

Naturvårdsverket. (2007). Tillsyn med framsyn: Naturvårdsverkets tillsynsvägledning 2007 – 2009 [Far-sighted monitoring: The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines for how to conduct monitoring 2007 – 2009] (Report No. 5675).

Tyler, C., & Waldheim, S. (1983). Kalkmyrar och fuktängar i 1940-talets Skåne [Fens and fen meadows in S. Sweden as they were in the 1940:s] (Meddelande från Växtekologiska institutionen Lunds universitet No. 51). Lunds Universitet.