What is APA?
The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States.
What is APA style?
APA Style® originated in 1929, when a group of psychologists, anthropologists, and business managers convened and sought to establish a simple set of procedures, or style rules, that would codify the many components of scientific writing to increase the ease of reading comprehension.
As with other editorial styles, APA Style consists of rules or guidelines that a publisher observes to ensure clear and consistent presentation of written material. It concerns uniform use of such elements as:
- selection of headings, tone, and length
- punctuation and abbreviations
- presentation of numbers and statistics
- construction of tables and figures, citation of references
- many other elements that are a part of a manuscript
If you are stuck, you can use these resources to help you in your citation.
You may also want to refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
About Cite APA
Cite APA is a web application created to make citation easy and accurate. This application is built in accordance with the 6th edition of the Publication Mannual of the American Psychological Association.
Designed and developed by Natsu Ozawa. Tokyo, Japan. 2018-2019.
Copyright 2018-2019 Natsu Ozawa
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Type: PATCH RELEASE
Released March 3, 2020
v 1.0.7 - March 3, 2020
Addressed an issue where form validation was not properly done for publication date.
Updated licensing years.
v 1.0.6 - January 4, 2019
Addressed an issue from v 1.0.5 where font size was not accurately set.
Updated licensing years.
v 1.0.5 - December 30, 2018
Addressed an issue from v 0.1.12 where location input fields were formated improperly on large screens.
Added option to change the output font family and size.
v 1.0.4 - August 13, 2018
Addressed an issue from v 0.1.12 where page numbers were required for digitally published journals.
v 1.0.3 - July 22, 2018
Addressed a critical issue where hovered versions of images did not load.
Made images lightweight by converting to SVG.
v 1.0.2 - April 7, 2018
Addressed a critical issue from v 1.0.1 where an error prevented the creation of the final citation.
Addressed a critical issue from v 1.0.1 where an error prevented the user from advancing past the publication page.
v 1.0.1 - March 31, 2018
Transpiled program in to ES5 and minified for performance.
v 1.0.0 - March 17, 2018
Addressed an issue where the headings overlapped with the nav bar in smaller screens.
Added an alert for Internet Explorer users.
v 0.3.4 [alpha] - March 14, 2018
Addressed an issue where the close button was not rendered correctly in smaller screens.
Addressed a critical issue from 0.2.8 where authored reports with a url were cited incorrectly.
v 0.3.3 [alpha] - March 13, 2018
Addressed an issue from v 0.1.12 where page numbers were not asked to enter for abstracts.
Addressed a critical issue from v 0.3.1 where the contributor page deleted necessary information.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.1 where contributors were not logged in some cases.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.1 where restarting did not reset annotations.
Addressed a critical issue from v 0.3.2 where the page did not display for new users.
Addressed a critical issue from v 0.3.2 where saved data was overwritten.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.2 where date was not saved properly with autosave.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.2 where the extra page was not behaving properly.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.2 where the volume, issue, and edition boxes were not marked optional after loading autosave information.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.2 where contributor type was not loaded properly in some cases.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.2 where contributors were not saved properly after enabling autosave.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.2 where the application did not initialize pages when the info page was to be loaded.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.2 where the country name for international publishers was not loaded from autosave.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.2 where today's date for retrieval date was not automatically loading in some cases.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.2 where users were not redirected to the correct info tab after loading from autosave.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.2 where the user's selection in the other page was not saved with autosave.
Added a manual edit feature to edit the final citation if needed.
Modified the styling on the copy button in the result page.
Modified the styling of hint boxes.
v 0.3.2 [alpha] - March 11, 2018
Addressed an issue from v 0.1.12 where a question with no answer field appeared for reports.
Addressed an issue from v 0.1.12 where the issue number disappeared in some cases.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.1 where navigation from annotation did not behave properly in some cases.
Addressed an issue from v 0.3.1 where volume and edition queries were not marked optional for references.
Addressed other very minor issues.
Completed implementing the autosave feature. With autosave, the page will be back just as you left it.
v 0.3.1 [alpha] - March 10, 2018
Addressed a minor issue on Google Chrome, where focused text inputs were unintentionally highlighted.
Addressed an issue from v 0.1.6 where removing the first contributor also removed the suffix of the following contributor.
Addressed a minor issue from v 0.1.12 where an invalid State error was returned for an empty State query.
Addressed an issue from v 0.1.14 where error checking caused hints to disappear in the extra page.
Addressed an issue from v 0.1.16 where restarting did not reset the entered data.
Addressed other very minor issues.
Merged the APA and Help panels together for more simplicity.
Added a Settings panel.
v 0.2.8 [pre-alpha] - March 9, 2018
Modified images for better performance.
Integrated local git version control.
Completed citation build process.
v 0.1.17 [pre-alpha] - February 18, 2018
Completed the interactive UI.
Added MIT Licensing.
These formats are being planned for support in future versions: in press articles, conference proceedings, master's theses, doctoral dissertations, reviews, and peer commentaries.
These formats are not going to be supported in the near future: media, unpublished/missing works, legal sources, newsletters, multi-volume works, series, monologues, and more exceptions to the rule.
Please report all bugs to author on GitHub.
When autosave is on, your data will be stored in your local storage. When you come back, any work you left will still be there. Note: this feature will not store data after your browsing session in incognito/private mode.
The default setting for the citation output's font is 12pt Arial. These settings can be changed here. To store these settings, enable autosave.