American Political Science Association Referencing Guide
(updated Jun 2024)


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How to do citations in American Political Science Association style?

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How do you cite a book in the American Political Science Association referencing style? (2024 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in American Political Science Association

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


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How to reference a journal article in the American Political Science Association citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in American Political Science Association format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in American Political Science Association

Here’s a American Political Science Association journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000.“Title.” Container Volume(Issue): pages Used. URL (June 16, 2024).
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 American Political Science Association: