The new APA Style 7th edition has arrived

The American Psychological Association (APA) released the seventh edition at the end of October 2019. The APA Manual is thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing that have evolved in the ten years since the previous edition came out.

Changes in APA 7th edition aim at simplifying referencing and in-text citation. The Library has updated its APA pages fo the new edition [https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/library/support/citations-and-referencing/apa-american-psychological-association-style/] and notable changes in the seventh edition are detailed there (http://bit.ly/APA7th-changes).

APA is the most widely used referencing style used in coursework at UC. The Library supports students in the use of APA referencing and we recommend that courses adopt the new APA 7th edition from Semester 1 next year.

For scholarly writing the APA Manual has:

  • a new chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and intersectionality.
  • expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism and navigate the publication process.

Copies of the new, full-colour APA Manual are held in the PJH Central Library and the EPS Library. [http://ipac.canterbury.ac.nz/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=a&npp=30&index=bib&term=2799943]

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