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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.

Acronyms

Acronyms

When citing the works of an organization, company or authority with a lengthy name, you may want to use an acronym. The first time the work is cited, you provide the full name of the organization followed by the standard acronym in brackets (narrative citation) or square brackets (parenthetical citation). The next time you cite from the same source, you may use only the acronym. Always use the full name in the reference list.


Examples:

  Parenthetical citation Narrative citation
First time: (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute [SMHI], 2015) Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI, 2015)
Thereafter: (SMHI, 2010) SMHI (2015)