Use this chart to learn about the changes from APA 6th to APA 7th edition. For more detailed information and examples, check out Purdue OWL (APA 7th).
|Old Way (6th Edition)||New Way (7th Edition)|
|Running head for the title page differs from the running head for subsequent pages.|
|A pronoun should reflect the same number as the noun it replaces.||Use of singular "
Two spaces after a period that ends a sentence is acceptable.
|Use one space after a period, unless otherwise directed (p. 154).|
|Unregulated areas in capitalization for some proper nouns, science, and medical terms.||There
|The first in-text citation mentions up to five authors.||
The first in-text citation of a work by
|The reference section lists seven authors of a single work.||The reference section lists up to 20 authors for a single work (
|Book references included the publisher's location.||Book references omit the publisher's location (p. 295).|
|Font specifications: Times New Roman, 12-point
||More flexible font specifications (p. 44).|
|URLs preceded by "Retrieved from"||It is no longer necessary to include "Retrieved from" before a URL (p. 299).|
|Lengthy URLS not addressed.||When a DOI or URL is long or complex, a
|A brief section describing types of articles (empirical studies, literature reviews, methodological articles, etc.).||Detailed descriptions of types of articles and papers (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, meta-analyses, etc.) (
|Limited examples of online source types.||Many examples of online sources, including podcasts, various report types, mobile apps, TED talks, webinars, etc. (chapter 10).|
|One sample paper provided.||Sample professional paper (
|Brief section of guidelines on reducing bias.||Entire chapter dedicated to bias-free language guidelines (chapter 5).|
Adapted from Ursuline College APA 7th edition