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APA 6th referencing style

A guide to using the APA 6th referencing style.

Referencing figures

  • Each figure needs to be numbered in the order in which they appear in the document.
  • If a figure is being reproduced for inclusion in a work which is being published, you must seek permission from the copyright holder. This permission must also be included in the caption.
  • Provide each figure with a brief but explanatory title. This should appear next to the figure number.
  • A caption should be included the bottom of the figure to acknowledge that the figure has been reproduced from another source.
  • Include the full reference in the reference list.
  • An example can be found here.

Figure caption format

Journal Article:

Elements of caption

Adapted [or Reprinted] from “Title of Article,” by Author first name - initial(s). Author - last name and Author - first name - initial(s). Author - last name, Year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. xx. Copyright Year by Name of Copyright Holder.

If you are using it in a published work, at the end include Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission. 

Caption Reprinted from "Long-Term Development of Employee Well-Being: A Latent Transition Approach" by A. Mäkikangas, W. Schaufeli, E. Leskinen, U. Kinnunen, K. Hyvönen and T. Feldt, 2016, Journal of Happiness Studies, 17, p. 2332. Copyright 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
In-text reference An in-text reference is not used. The caption is used instead. 
Reference list

Mäkikangas, M., Schaufeli, W., Leskinen, E., Kinnunen, U., Hyvönen, K. and Feldt, T. (2016). Long-term development of employee well-being: A latent transition approach. Journal of Happiness Studies, 17(6), 2325–2345. doi: 10.1007/s10902-015-9696-7

EndNote reference type

Journal article

To ensure the in-text reference does not appear, in Word, insert the in-text citation as usual. Highlight the reference, go to "Edit and Management Citations" and in the "Formatting" menu, click on "Show Only in Bibliography" then on "OK".

Book:

Elements of caption

Adapted [or Reprinted] from Title of Book (any edition or volume information, p. xxx), by Author first name - initial(s). Author - last name and Author - first name initial(s). Author - last name, Year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Copyright Year by Name of Copyright Holder. 

If you are using it in a published work, include Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission. at the end.

Caption Reprinted from "Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide (p.61), by P. Glaszious, L. Irwig, C. Bain and G. Colditz, 2001, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Copyright 2001 by Cambridge University Press.
In-text reference An in-text reference is not used. The caption is used instead.
Reference list

Glaszious, P., Irwig, L., Bain, C., & Colditz, G. (2001). Systematic reviews in health care: A practical guide. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

EndNote reference type

Book

To ensure the in-text reference does not appear, in Word, insert the in-text citation as usual. Highlight the reference, go to "Edit and Management Citations" and in the "Formatting" menu, click on "Show Only in Bibliography" then on "OK".

Book Chapter:

Elements of caption

Adapted [or Reprinted] from “Title of Chapter,” by Author first name - initial(s). Author - last name and Author - first name - initial(s). Author - last name, in Editor - first name initial(s). Editor - last name (Ed.), Title of Book (any edition or volume information, p. xxx), Year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Copyright Year by Name of Copyright Holder.

If you are using it in a published work, at the end include Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission. 

Caption Reprinted from "Evidence About Diagnosis" by J. Doust, in T. Hoffman, S. Bennett and C. Del Mar (Eds), Evidence-Based Practice: Across the Health Professions (p.138), 2010, Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia. Copyright 2010 by Elsevier Australia.
In-text reference An in-text reference is not used. The caption is used instead.
Reference list

Doust, J. (2010). Evidence about diagnosis. In T. Hoffman, S. Bennett, & C. Del Mar (Eds.), Evidence-based practice: Across the health professions (pp. 128-144). Chatswoord, NSW: Elsevier Australia.

EndNote reference type

Book chapter

To ensure the in-text reference does not appear, in Word, insert the in-text citation as usual. Highlight the reference, go to "Edit and Management Citations" and in the "Formatting" menu, click on "Show Only in Bibliography" then on "OK".

Website:

Elements of caption

Adapted [or Reprinted] from “Title of Web Document,” by Author first name - initial(s). Author - last name and Author - first name - initial(s). Author - last name, Year (http://xxxxxx). Copyright Year by Name of Copyright Holder. 

If you are using it in a published work, at the end include Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission. 

Caption Reprinted from "Health Is Not The Same For Everyone" by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2016 (https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/australias-health-2016-in-brief/contents/health-is-not-the-same-for-everyone). Copyright 2016 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
In-text reference An in-text reference is not used. The caption is used instead.
Reference list

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2016). Health is not the same for everyone. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/australias-health-2016-in-brief/contents/health-is-not-the-same-for-everyone

EndNote reference type

Website

To ensure the in-text reference does not appear, in Word, insert the in-text citation as usual. Highlight the reference, go to "Edit and Management Citations" and in the "Formatting" menu, click on "Show Only in Bibliography" then on "OK".