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Reference guide for APA 7th edition - Short version

Short version of the reference guide for APA 7th edition, a guide intended for students at the departments of Biology and Environmental Science at Lund University on how to format references according to the APA style.

Constructing a reference list

Constructing a reference list

The general rule for how to construct a reference list according to APA (7th edition) is that the references should be arranged in alphabetical order by the surname of the first author. If the same author is represented with more than one publication, arrange them in chronological order. One-author entries should precede multiple-author entries beginning with the same first author regardless of the publication date. If two entries with multiple authors have the same first author, the entries are ordered based on the second author and so on. Multiple-author entries in which all authors appear in the same order should be arranged by the year of publication.


Reference list

Chiara, V., Portugal, F. R., & Jeanson, R. (2019). Social intolerance is a consequence, not a cause, of dispersal in spiders. PLoS Biology, 17(7), Article e3000319.

Herbertsson, L., Jönsson, A. M., Andersson, G. K. S., Seibel, K., Rundlöf, M., Ekroos, J., Stjernman, M., Olsson, O., & Smith, H. G. (2018). The impact of sown flower strips on plant reproductive success in Southern Sweden varies with landscape context. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment259, 127-134.

Lyytimäki, J. (2015). Avoiding overly bright future: The systems intelligence perspective on the management of light pollution. Environmental Development, 16, 4–14.

Lyytimäki, J. (2018). Renewable energy in the news: Environmental, economic, policy and technology discussion of biogas. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 15, 65–73.

Lyytimäki, J., & Assmuth, T. (2015). Down with the flow: public debates shaping the risk framing of artificial groundwater recharge. GeoJournal, 80(1), 113-127.

Lyytimäki, J., Nygrén, N. A., Pulkka, A., & Rantala, S. (2018). Energy transition looming behind the headlines? Newspaper coverage of biogas production in Finland. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 8(1), 1–11.

Maher C. T., Nelson C. R., Larson A. J. (in press). Winter damage is more important than summer temperature for maintaining the krummholz growth form above alpine treeline. Journal of Ecology.

Paturi, U. M. R., Devarasetti, H., & Narala, S. K. R. (2018). Application of regression and artificial neural network analysis in modelling of surface roughness in hard turning of AISI 52100 Steel. Materials Today: Proceedings5(2), 4766–4777.