I want to use the APA style format for References in a Frontiers in Psychology paper. Unfortunately, when I try to use the apacite package i receive multiple error messages. How do can I best implement the APA style format for my References list in combination with the Frontiers template?

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! What are the error messages you're getting? It would be helpful if you provided a minimal working example that reproduces the problem and that others can compile to see what's wrong.
    – Vincent
    Apr 20, 2021 at 15:16

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You do not need to use the apacite package on top of frontiersSCNS. Download the kit from https://www.frontiersin.org/design/zip/Frontiers_LaTeX_Templates.zip.

Compile frontiers.tex + bibtex + compile twice and the references will appear in your document.

The sample .bib file included is test.bib.

For Science, Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences articles use \bibliographystyle{frontiersinSCNS_ENG_HUMS} as style.

Use \citep{<xx>} for in-text citations, as in

For Original Research Articles \citep{conference}, Clinical Trial Articles \citep{article},
and Technology Reports \citep{patent}, 
the introduction should be succinct, with no subheadings \citep{book}. 
For Case Reports the Introduction should
include symptoms at presentation \citep{chapter},
physical exams and lab results \citep{dataset}.


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