This is Chelsea Lee's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Chelsea Lee's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Chelsea Lee
Washington, DC
I'm a manuscript editor at the American Psychological Association.
Interests: swing dancing, Balboa, crossword puzzles, grammar
Recent Activity
Typepad HTML Email Yes, you are right! When all the references start with the same first author, you put references with only one author first. Next you alphabetize by the last name of the second author, so Sands comes before White. If the authors were all the same, then you put them in date order, earliest first.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Alphabetization in APA Style at APA Style Blog
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email I recommend you use numerals (Chapter 1).
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email You need to provide the following information: Author, A. (year of version you used). Title of the App (Version 124) [Mobile app]. Retrieved from http…. Note that the author might be a group, such as a company. And in text, cite with the author and year.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email As long as you are consistent, you could present the names of books either way in the narrative. Spelling it “First Corinthians” at the beginning of a sentence makes sense to me.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email No, you don’t have to cap the first word of the quote.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email I think you could use your original sentence and then list the page number once. It is not necessary to repeat the page number.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email This looks like a report reference, so I would expect it to follow the report format. It looks like there is some kind of error in the RefWorks reference. I’m sorry but I don’t know what exactly is wrong with it or what the program intended to go in those parentheses.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email Use the foreign-language title, so that the title in the text matches what is in the beginning of the reference list entry.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email You can cite proceedings just like a journal article! The name of the proceedings is the periodical title.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email It will be easier to answer your question by looking at the source. Please send an email to StyleExpert at apa.org and we will help you. Thank you!
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email If you are comparing different versions, you will need to list the version in every reference so that the reader does not get confused. You can abbreviate the version name too!
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email Yes, this is what I would do.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email No, none of the information from that copyright notice needs to be in the reference. That appears to be a longer and more technical way of stating the article’s publication information.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email Yes, you’re right! No periods in credentials.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email If it’s the same person, the initials are not need in the in-text citations. In the reference list, write the initial(s) as they appear on the work, but just pretend like the names are the same (so don’t change the alphabetization just because one name has an extra initial).
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email No sleuthing should be required --- if the journal uses its acronym everywhere, you should use it too in your reference list entry. The rule against acronyms is that you shouldn’t apply them yourself--- like for the journal American Psychologist, you wouldn’t put AP in your reference list. So SCMS can go in your reference list for sure.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2019 on An Abbreviations FAQ at APA Style Blog
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email Alphabetize by the surname: V. Cook, 2001; Turnbull, 2001)
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email If the distinction is important, you would use brackets around your ellipses and not around theirs, and also explain this usage in a footnote. So the difference of […] and ….
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email You should alphabetize them exactly as written---the internal capitalization doesn’t matter. So this would be alphabetical order: Mable, MacArthur, Macomb, MacQuillan, McCallister, McDonald, Meehan.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email Yes, that’s right!
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email You are correct that words of four letters or more should be capitalized in an APA Style title. The paper you linked to was published during the 5th edition, during which the rules were the same. You have discovered an editorial oversight. Section 4.15 is correct for current practice.
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2019 on Do I Capitalize This Word? at APA Style Blog
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email I think you probably don’t need anything . If you’re worried they might be misread, I’d use quotation marks, but I think these phrases are in sufficient use that you don’t need even that.
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email I advise you to use the 2014 release date and the description “motion picture.”
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email In a longer work like a technical manual, I agree that it makes sense to redefine the acronyms in each chapter, especially if the readers are unlikely to be familiar with the acronyms. Follow your instincts.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2019 on An Abbreviations FAQ at APA Style Blog
1 reply
Typepad HTML Email Yes, include all the words in the word count.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2019 on You Can Word Count on This at APA Style Blog
1 reply