APA formatting in text (comma, page, order)

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#1

Hello,
I have three formatting issues with APA style in Google documents when referencing/quoting in text

  1. There should be a comma between the author and the date.
    Correct: Wilson, 2009, p. 257
    Paperpile: Wilson 2009, 257

  2. The page should be indicated with a “p.”
    Correct: Wilson, 2009, p. 257
    Paperpile: Wilson 2009, 257

  3. The authors are not ordered alphabetically if more than one is referenced.

How can I fix this? Thank you so much!!


#2

It looks like you are looking at the blue placeholders. Go to Paperpile --> Format citations, in the Google Docs menu, to apply your style.


#4

Additionally, the “and” should be a “&” for in text citations. Please see the correct citation style here: http://www.librarydevelopment.group.shef.ac.uk/referencing/apa.html

Thank you for your help

Please see the screenshots attached:

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#5

We are well aware of the specifications of the APA style. I appears that you document is using a different style. Please go to Paperpile --> Citation style, in the Google Docs menu, to change the style. Then format the references again.


#6

thanks. found the error on my side. thank you!