I used Paperpile for my first Doctoral Conceptual Paper submission in December. It seems I was overly trusting of the software with respect to my following the strict guidelines of APA7. I welcome information that confirms that I was not using the options/settings correctly!
Issues were abundant (some from me, some from my professor):
- in adding in-text citations, “Jones (2020) stated…” - Paperpile kept inserting Jones before 2020) - is there a setting I am missing?
- APA in-text citations do not need months, only the year of publication yet all of my citations from PP included the month
- When citing a report, include only the author and year in the in-text citation, not the title. If a report has no authors, cite the agency/corporate author. See here: Reports & Grey Literature - APA 7th Referencing - Library Guides at Victoria University
- errors were noted in my final reference list