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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.



If the conference proceeding is treated as a series, e.g. has an ISBN and an editor, the conference proceeding is cited as a chapter in an edited book and you write your reference according to the instructions in this section. 

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

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (YYYY). Title of conference contribution. In C. C. Editor (Ed.), Title of conference proceeding (pp. page number-page number). Publisher. DOI or URL


In-text reference  
(Wellington et al., 1993)

Wellington et al. (1993) found...

Reference list
Wellington, E. M. H., Marsh, P., Toth, I., Cresswell, L., Huddleston, L., & Schilhabel, M.B. (1993). The selective effects of antibiotics in soils. In R. Guerrero, & C. Pedrós-Alió (Eds.), Trends in microbial ecology: Proceedings of the sixth international symposium on microbial ecology, Barcelona, 6-11 September 1992. (pp. 331-336). Spanish Society for Microbiology.