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I am relatively new to latex, most things work however amazingly easily, nevertheless I have a small problem with the the font of the reference header. The start of my code looks like:


And at the end of the document I have this:


So as it say, everything works fine, and i get a complete reference list with the correct references, however, the font of the reference header is normal like this:


However as the APA manual dictates is that it should be in boldface like this


Any ideas or suggestions?

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Add the following to your preamble:

\renewcommand{\mspart}{{\ifapamodeman{\clearpage}{}}\@startsection {section}{1}{\z@}%

I don't know if this is a bug in the apa6 class, but it might be an oversight on the part of the author if all section headings are supposed to be bold in the APA style.

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