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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, the text will open below the menu.

Other Swedish government publications

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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 our interpretation of how to apply APA (7th edition) to Swedish government publications and official records that are not covered elsewhere in this guide.

Some Swedish government publications and official records 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 the record has a file reference number (diarienummer) you should include it in your reference. You should also add a descriptive term within square brackets if it will make it easier for the reader to identify the material, for instance, if there are several records pertaining to the same matter that have the same title. If you accessed the publication or record 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 other Swedish government publications and official records in the reference list

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (YYYY, Month DD). Title (Dnr Reference number). Publisher/Organization. URL

Examples of in-text references to other Swedish government publications and official records

Parenthetical citation Narrative citation
(Lindberg, 2021) Lindberg (2021) states that...
(Region Skåne, 2022) Region Skåne (2022) has envisioned that...
(Structor, 2017) A survey by Structor (2017) concluded that...

Examples of references to other Swedish government publications and official records in the reference list

Lindberg, J. (2021, August 17). Ansökan om planbesked för tomter på fastigheten Lilltevedalen 1:10 [Application for planning decision concerning lots on the property Lilltevedalen 1:10] (Dnr. PLAN.2021.16) [Official statement]. Åre kommun.

Region Skåne. (2022). Regionplan för Skåne 2022-2040 [Regional plan for Scania 2022-2040]. https://geodata.skane.se/regutv/regionplan/2022/plan/dokument/regionplan-for-skane-2022-2040.pdf

Structor. (2017, Februar 20). Åsbro nya och gamla impregneringsplats: Fiskundersökning i Tisaren [Åsbro new and old impregnation site: Survey of fish in Tisaren][Pro memoria]. Sveriges geologiska undersökning. https://www.sgu.se/globalassets/samhallsplanering/fo/asbro/Fiskundersokning_Asbro.pdf