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I am using apacite to format inproceedings entries, and from what I read, in APA style the volume and pages should be separated by commas, like this:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (1996). Title of journal article: Subtitle of journal article. Title of journal, volume number, first page-last page.

Instead, apacite puts the volume and page in brackets: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, (Vol. 1, p. 317-322).

I thought apacite formats according to the APA standard, yet in this case it doesn't seem so. Is there a way to change this behavior?

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The default behaviour of apacite is what you desire; see an example below. I suspect another package that you load in your code interacts with apacite in some fashion.

However, without seeing a minimal working example (MWE), the cause of the problem is difficult to figure out. Please post a MWE, and I will refine my answer to help you further.


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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{apacite}
\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{mylib.bib}
@ARTICLE{Vickrey1961,
AUTHOR = {W. Vickrey},
TITLE = {Counterspeculation, auctions and sealed tenders},
JOURNAL = {Journal of Finance},
YEAR = {1961},
volume = {16},
pages = {8--37},
} 
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}

\citeA{Vickrey1961} showed that incentive compatibility is guaranteed if the auction winner has to pay the second highest price.

\bibliographystyle{apacite}
\bibliography{mylib}

\end{document}
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