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APA Guide: 7th Edition

Navigating the Transition to Seventh Edition APA Style

In this webinar, members of the APA Style team discuss the seventh edition of the Publication Manual, highlighting key updates in each of the manual’s 12 chapters.

The panelists provide insights into the rationale behind many of the changes and advice for navigating the transition to seventh edition style. They also address how students, faculty, and librarians can incorporate APA Style into the classroom and promote the teaching and mastery of the skills of effective scholarly communication.


  • The running head is no longer required in student papers.

  • In professional papers, the words "Running head:" no longer appear on the title page. Only the shortened title and page number should be used.

  • Authors may now use additional fonts (Calibri 11, Arial 11, Lucinda Sans Unicode 10, Times New Roman 12, and Georgia 11).

  • APA now uses more inclusive language, notably the use of the singular "they."


  • Et al. should be used in in-text citations of sources with more than two authors. This change includes the initial citation.


  • Don't state "retrieved from" in the reference list.

  • Websites should now be italicized.

  • Publisher location is no longer needed in the reference entry.

  • DOIs should be listed as a URL.

  • Up to 20 authors for each source should be listed in the reference list. Formerly, APA only required that one list the first 7 authors for a given source.

Additional Resources

  • Click here for more information on these changes implemented in the APA Manual, 7th edition.

  • For a chapter-by-chapter breakdown of changes, check out the "Guide To What's New..." by the APA.