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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.

Government agency regulations

Government agency regulations

The instructions in this section are valid for references to government agency regulations (myndigheternas föreskrifter). The government agency regulations are found in the respective agencies code of statutes (författningssamling). Regulations are regularly updated, and accessing the publications online on the agencies websites is a good way to make sure that you cite the latest version. If you accessed the regulation online, include the URL of the website from which it was retrieved in the reference.

Template
Code of statutes YYYY:Number. Title. Publisher. URL

Examples:

In-text references  

(Naturvårdsverkets föreskrifter om kontroll av luftkvalitet, NFS 2019:9)         

(Kungörelse om föreskrifter inom naturreservatet Linneröd i Klippans kommun, 12FS 2019:3)

According to 6 § of Naturvårdsverkets föreskrifter om kontroll av luftkvalitet​ (NFS 2019:9)…

Kungörelse om föreskrifter inom naturreservatet Linneröd i Klippans kommun (12FS 2019:3) regulates...

Reference list

12FS 2019:3. Kungörelse om föreskrifter inom naturreservatet Linneröd i Klippans kommun. County Administrative Board of Skåne. https://www.lansstyrelsen.se/download/18.2c30d6f167c5e8e7c025b08/1550130639696/fs2019-03%20Naturreservat.pdf

NFS 2019:9. Naturvårdsverkets föreskrifter om kontroll av luftkvalitet. Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Documents/foreskrifter/nfs2019/nfs-2019-9.pdf