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APA Referencing - Education & CCSC students: Group author

This guide provides information on how to reference using the APA 7th edition publication style

Group author

Group author

Sometimes documents are published without the names of the individual author(s), such as a document that is released by a government department or a professional organisation. In this case, the organisation's name is used as the "group author." Where the group author is the same as the publisher, leave out the publisher. (With repeated usage, it may be desirable to abbreviate the group author's name. See Abbreviations.)

In-text reference

According to the American Psychiatric Association (2013) ...


... as it had been stated (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).


Reference list

Group author. (Year). Title. Publisher. (omit publisher if same as group author)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5 (5th ed.). 


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