Questions tagged [apa-style]

{apa-style} is about bibliography questions using the style of the American Psychological Association. Use this tag in addition to the tag for the specific package you use to implement the style.

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What is the relationship between natbib, apacite package, and apa document class?

This is the first time I have to submit to a journal and need to reformat my bibliography according to APA guidelines. This leaves me very confused since there seem to be multiple ways to do the same ...
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Cite references in figure caption

Problem: Getting error messages when trying to cite a reference in the figure caption. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Can't seem to find that this has been up previously either. Minimal Working ...
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What is the proper way to represent a talk at a conference (with no proceedings) in BibTeX (hopefully via Zotero)?

I use zotero to manage my bibliography, and export collections to BibTeX when I'm writing in LaTeX. I use apacite as my style (I'm a psychology student). I have a citation that should end up looking ...
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How do I use APA-style citations with BibTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to APA 6th in LaTex? I am just getting started with BibTeX for the first time, and wondering how do I can use APA format. I assume there's more than one way to do this, ...
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Beamer: Changing the font size of the references using the shrink argument causes an error [duplicate]

I'm trying to change the font size of the references using the shrink of the frame argument. However, if I run this code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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Natbib: Multiple citations with page numbers in one bracket

I'm using natbib with bibliography style "apalike". I can cite two different papers in one bracket; for instance \citep{adams03,collier09} gives me (Adams and Fournier, 2003; Collier et al., 1990). ...
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How can I force text to be displayed in title-case?

I'm trying to update apa.cls for 6th edition (a large task since I'm not a true latex hacker) and I'd like to force the headings for certain levels to conform to title case. That is the first letter ...
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Change citation conjunction from “and” to “i”

How can I change the citation conjunction from english "and" to catalan "i"? Otherwise Author = {Kirk, D. and MacPhail, A.}, would get cited as (Kirk and MacPhail, 2002) when it should be (Kirk i ...
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Line breaking (or hyphenation?) of references in apalike

This is a problem I encountered some time ago and I never could solve it: how can you achieve correct line-breaking or hyphenation when citing references with the apalike style? Here is an example: \...
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biblatex-apa: undefined references

I cannot, for the life of me, get biblatex's apa style to work. Other biblatex styles work fine, apa, however, does neither print a reference list, nor produce a citation at all (single output is key ...
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How to sometimes suppress the printing of the URL field

Alan's answer to a previous question gave me the idea to try something similar with a different field, but it's not working out quite like I expected. Based upon this APA guidance (specifically, ...
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how to modify the biblatex 'useprefix' option

In supplying an answer to this question: Preserve lowercase in bibtex I discovered that the way biblatex handles name prefixes is a bit odd, since it appears to be "all or nothing". Update This ...
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Biblatex: Abbreviating authoring organisations in citations

In my manuscript (apa6) I'm citing a report by the World Health Organisation. The .bib-file entry looks like this: @techreport{WHO_2001, Author = {World Health Organization}, Address = {Genf, ...
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Bibliography style which extracts only the initials of the first names

I would like the author names in the bibliography to be of the form "Lastname, A.B." I thought that it is the bibliography style file like APA or Chicago which will choose only the initials of the ...
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Mimic BibTeX “apalike” with BibLaTeX - (biblatex-apa broken?)

I am trying to move on to BibLaTeX. With BibTeX the Style apalike provides everything I need, as illustrated by the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{natbib} \...
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How to cite organization's name with space between words

I need to cite an article by the World Bank. However latex interpreted it as a person's name. My bib entry is @book{wb, author={World Bank}, year={1993}, title={{The East Asian miracle: ...
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Problem with \mkbibdateapalongextra of biblatex-apa

biblatex-apa gives me this: ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> \mkbibdateapalongextra {labelyear}{labelmonth}{labelday}\iffieldu... I'm using the default (...
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biblatex-apa and hyperref: right parenthesis not part of link for \textcite

I use biblatex-apa citation style. I also use hyperref with colour links, rather than ugly coloured boxes. When I use \textcite the author name and year are both part of the link, but the right ...
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problems using apa6e with biblatex-apa

As in apa6e and biblatex-apa I'm trying to use apa6e and biblatex-apa together and having problems. Before I arrived at these problems, over the course of many hours of much reading, I first managed ...
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Using biblatex-apa

I got biblatex working with the authoryear style in Texlipse: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[canadian]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[style=authoryear,backend=biber]{biblatex} \...
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\cite doesn't work

If I use \citeA{Rannenberg} it works, but with \cite{Rannenberg} I get the error: ("C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\BA Test\chapters/test.tex" Kapitel 1. Class scrbook Warning: \...
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Where to find a comprehensive overview of the features of the ConTeXt cite command?

I need to use the \cite command in ConTeXt very often for in-text citations in APA format, in a wide range of forms, e.g.: (Author, YYYY) Author (YYYY) (Author, YYYY, p. n) Author (YYYY, p. n) (...
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Too many authors in author field [closed]

My problem: I have a very long list of authors for a few papers - apparently bibtex can´t handle that. Here's a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{...
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biblatex: Preserve capitalisation in inproceedings/booktitle

I'm using Biblatex-APA/Biber with LyX and a Bibtex file produced from Mendeley. I can produce bibliographies without any problem, but I would like to change the reference style for inproceedings/...
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Biblatex: first names in text only for some sources - why?

I have a rather complex document using the biblatex style apa. For some sources that I cite first names appear (which I don't want, according to the APA guidelines), such as in: \autocite{...
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Beamer: Strange spacing in references with biblatex apa-style

I stumbled upon these two spacing errors (marked with red numbers): I guess the first space is not really an error, but simply English spacing (\nonfrenchspacing). Can it be turned off (without ...
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Fixing JAIR style

According to the Eigenfactor ranking of journals, the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) is a leading open-access journal in AI. Unfortunately, the JAIR style files are twenty years ...
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Apacite: suppress initials intext?

I am writing a doctoral thesis and I am using APAcite to set the references in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Mostly this has worked perfectly fine, but I would like to suppress the ...
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LaTeX Error: File `biblatex-apa.sty' not found

This is my first document with LaTeX and I have this problem: Every time I try to compile I get this error: ! LaTeX Error: File `biblatex-apa.sty' not found. ! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output ...
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Using ampersand symbols (&) instead of the word “and” for bibliography style apa

My supervisor just came with an idea to use the ampersand in citations and bibliography, so e.g. Smith and Watson (1992) should become Smith & Watson (1992) How can I make it work with bibtex ...
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Hanging references using \fullcite

I need APA style hanging references using \fullcite. For example I need \fullcite because I want the reference cited where I want in the document, unlike at the end of the document using \cite. How ...
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Workaround for reprinted items in bibliography

I am trying to find a way to indicate that a chapter is a reprint (in the following MWE, test1 is a reprint of test2). I had a look at this but I would like a solution that does not require adding ...
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removing underline from journal title when using hyperref

When I am using hyperref, the package puts underline to the journal title in my references. How can I get rid of this underline? A similar question is asked here: Turning underlines OFF in hyperref ...
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Referencing Webpage using “apalike” and "natbib

I need to reference some websites in my paper using APA style, I am using natbib and apalike in my tex file. Here is my bibtex record @misc{cnn2011rahm, Author = {Editor CNN}, Date-Added = {...
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(labelyearlabelmonthlabelday) in biblatex-apa bibliography

I'm having trouble using biblatex-apa to create a bibliography. When I run my project through latexmk, I get a reference section that looks like this: Chan, K., Van Zwieten, L., Meszaros, I., ...
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biblatex-apa: Author's first name is repeated in brackets

I am using the biblatex-apa package together with the latest biber and biblatex versions (... I think). The issue is, that sometimes the author's first name, or its abbreviation, is repeated in square ...
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Polyglossia and biblatex-apa

I am trying to typeset a document in British English, using XeLaTeX, Polyglossia and BibLaTeX, with APA-style references. Unfortunately, I get the following error: ! Undefined control sequence. <...
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How to show all the names of three or less authors in text?

I am using the article document class and the natbib package. When I cite 3 or more authors, this is shown as FirstAuthor et al. I want to change this such that when I have one, two or three authors, ...
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Antichronological ordering of references in moderncv using apacite

I'm using the moderncv documentclass to create my CV and I need the reference list to adhere to the APA guidelines. I know biblatex provides sorting options but unfortunately moderncv does not support ...
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Inconsistency with period at the end of bib entry with original date

LaTeX apparently treats the same case with two different outputs. When a bib entry has origdate according to the APA style, the string (Original work published xxx) should be appended at the end of ...
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How to suppress insertion of letter labels after year for references from the same year

I hope this is a simple question, but I've been googling it all evening and haven't made much progress. I am currently working on converting my CV to LaTeX (which is going quite well), but I've come ...
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How to make \citet* display full list of authors?

When I am using the natbib package with apalike bibliography style \citet* displays only an abbreviated list of authors, such as Lemarechal et al. (1995). How can I make it display a full list of ...
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Citations with same first author and date with apa style: no letter generated

I use the package biblatex with biber to generate my bibliography. I have some references with the same first author and the same year but no letter is inserted to make the distinction possible. I saw ...
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Biblatex-apa style is missing a comma in the references. why?

I have been trying to solve this problems for hours, but there is no solution in sight. Until a few weeks ago, my biblatex-apa style was working like a charm. Although, after installing the updates ...
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BibTeX style with “et al” in italic

My supervisor wants me to use an apalike bibliography style. However, he would like the "et al." mention to be in italic. When more than 2 authors are cited, LaTeX writes something like: [John et ...
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Bibliography: natbib, apa-style and apacite

At the beginning I used \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{apa} and I really like the author-year notation. The result looks fine, but it's English and this time my seminar thesis is written in ...
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apacite: how to suppress url if doi is avalable?

I am using apacite package for my BibTex file, but according to my writing style, it's not required for url to be listed in the bibliography if doi is available. Is there any way I can forced apacite ...
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8 or more authors with apacite does not show correctly in bibliography

I have seen from several sources that with apacite, entries with N authors -- where N>7 -- should have their authors listed as follows in the bibliography: author1, author2, author3, author4, ...
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Biblatex-apa: No change of citation with three authors to “et al.” (“/u.a.” in german) after first citing the source

in my doc, biblatex-apa seems not to change citation-style to "et al." for a source with three authors after first citing that source, if there are other citations in between. So, when citing the ...
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\urlstyle{same} with apacite

I use apacite to create a bibliography according to APA guidelines for my article. Some of the references contain URLs. By default, LaTeX shows these in a different, monospace font than the rest of ...

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