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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Book with the Same Organization as Author & Publisher


Name of Organization. (Year of publication). Title of work in italics and sentence case: Capitalize first letter of subtitle (# ed.).



American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).


  • When the publisher is the same as the author, omit the publisher from the source element.

Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

In-text Citation Guidelines




First in-text citation:

(American Psychological Association [APA], 2020).          

Subsequent citations in-text:

(APA, 2020)            



First in-text citation:

According to American Psychological Association [APA] (2020), "consider this a direct quote" (p. 237).

Subsequent citations in-text:

According to APA (2020), "consider this a direct quote" (p. 237).

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number or Heading for more information.