AAPS Open Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in AAPS Open style?

This is the Citationsy guide to AAPS Open citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in AAPS Open.

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How do you cite a book in the AAPS Open referencing style? (2022 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in AAPS Open

Here’s an example book citation in AAPS Open using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title, Edition. Publisher, City
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
AAPS Open citation:
Angelou M (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st edn.. Random House, New York
And an in-text citation book citation in AAPS Open looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the AAPS Open citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in AAPS Open format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in AAPS Open

Here’s a AAPS Open journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container Volume:pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in AAPS Open:
Petit C, Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18:161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in AAPS Open style?

Have you come across a news article, blogpost or essay on the web and are not sure how to reference in AAPS Open? Here’s how to easily cite it

Here’s an AAPS Open example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 19 May 2022
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran M (2008) Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 19 May 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video AAPS Open in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in AAPS Open

Here’s a AAPS Open citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 19 May 2022
So how to cite a video AAPS Open?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 19 May 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using AAPS Open referencing style

As the world goes digital, so does the way we learn. Podcasts have become an increasingly common source of knowledge. Here’s how to cite a podcast episode in AAPS Open

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in AAPS Open.
Lastname F (2000) Title
Podcast referencing example in AAPS Open using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using AAPS Open referencing style?

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in AAPS Open

An example song citation in AAPS Open.
Lastname F (2000) Song Title
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in AAPS Open:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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