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APA Style: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (“APA 7”) is the standard style guide for scholarly and academic writing in the social and behavioral sciences. This page has answers to common questions about APA style, arranged into four categories: general questions, questions about paper formatting, questions about citations, and questions about references. Click one of the links below for more information on APA style. If you don't find an answer to your APA question here, you can email it to We will answer your question and add it to the FAQ.


General Questions on APA Style    Questions on the Format of an APA Paper 

Questions on Citing Sources   Questions on the Format of APA References 

APA Publication Manual, 7th Edition