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How to Cite a Bulletin in APA Style


The rules on APA formatting were formed by the American Psychological Association to be used for citations in papers related to fields in the social sciences such as anthropology, criminology, economics, geography, political science, communications, archaeology, education, sociology and international relations. Citations in academic papers and academic journal articles properly credit the research that was used. According to the sixth edition of the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association," a bulletin is cited in the same manner as a government publication in APA style.

Cite bulletins in the text of the paper or article by listing the author, the year and the page number in parentheses. For example: (Center for Food Safety, 2010, p. 3).

Cite a bulletin in a reference list with the author of a bulletin, publication date, title (in italics and include which issue if necessary), publisher’s location and the publisher. For example: Center for Food Safety. (2010). Food Safety Bulletin for Consumers: 2nd Issue. Hong Kong. Center for Food Safety.

Reference a bulletin in an endnote or footnote following the same rules as a reference list.

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