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APA Style Citation: One Work by Group or Organization as Author

Guide to help students using the APA Style Manual

In-Text Group or Organization as Author [6.13]

In-Text Group or Organization as Author [6.13]

  • Write out the full name of the organization or group, the date of publication, page and/or paragraph numbers
  • Afterwards abbreviate the organization or group
  • When using a narrative, write out the organization or group name then abbreviate later
  • When not using a narrative, write out the organization or group name then abbreviate in brackets, each use afterwards, use the abbreviation

 

 

Examples of group or organization in narrative and paraphrase:

The American Psychological Association (APA, 2010) noted…

 

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, 2009) reported…

 

In 2009, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) found…

 

 

Example of group or organization paraphrase:

The field of social work covers many areas (National Association of Social Workers [NASW], 2008).

 

 

Example of group or organization in narrative and quote:

The American Psychological Association (APA, 2010) reported, “The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives” (para. 1).

 

 

Example of group or organization quote:

“The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives” (American Psychological Association [APA], 2010, para. 1).

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