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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.


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The instructions on this page concern references to blog posts. NB! You should only cite information from a blog if it is the primary source for the said information. Do not cite a blog on information which is available somewhere else, e.g. in a journal article or a book. 

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 blogs in the reference list

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author C. C. (YYYY, Month DD). Title of blog post. Blog Name. URL

Examples of in-text references to blogs

Parenthetical citation Narrative citation
(Alvarez-Garcia et al., 2019) In a blog post by Alvarez-Garcia et al. (2019)...

Examples of references to blogs in the reference list

Alvarez-Garcia, I., Mills, P., & Puebla, I. (2019, October 14). Odyssey 2030: the future of research and publishing. Biologue. https://blogs.plos.org/biologue/2019/10/14/odyssey-2030-the-future-of-research-and-publishing/