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Comparison of the Sixth Edition Concise Rules of APA Style and Seventh Edition Concise Guide to APA Style

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American Psychological Association. (2020, September 2). Comparison of the Sixth Edition Concise Rules of APA Style and Seventh Edition Concise Guide to APA Style. http://apastyle.apa.org/products/6th-vs-7th-concise-guide
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Publication date published on June 29, 2009 published on December 24, 2019
Audience graduate and undergraduate students, instructors, researchers, and editors high school and undergraduate students, instructors, and new writers learning APA Style
Format paperback or spiral-bound; in 2-color; 4.5 × 8.5 in.; 280 pp. spiral-bound; in full color
Size 4.5 × 8.5 in. 5.5 × 8.5 in.
Page count 280 pages 326 pages
Paper formatting guidelines guidelines for professional papers guidelines for student papers and annotated bibliographies
Sample papers sample professional paper sample student paper
Sample tables and figures 28 sample tables and figures 23 sample tables and figures
Citation guidelines and sample references 96 sample references, including traditional sources (e.g., journal articles, books, dissertations, and reports) plus archival sources, legal sources, and others 118 sample references, including traditional sources (e.g., journal articles, books, dissertations, and reports) plus many others (e.g., social media, webpages and websites, legal)
Accessibility guideline general guidelines for reducing bias and specific guidelines for writing about gender, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic identity, disabilities, and age expanded to include general guidelines for reducing bias and specific guidelines for writing about age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality
Sample tables and figures 28 sample tables and figures 23 sample tables and figures
Citation guidelines and sample references 96 sample references, including traditional sources (e.g., journal articles, books, dissertations, and reports) plus archival sources, legal sources, and others 118 sample references, including traditional sources (e.g., journal articles, books, dissertations, and reports) plus many others (e.g., social media, webpages and websites, legal)
Bias-free language guidelines general guidelines for reducing bias and specific guidelines for writing about gender, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic identity, disabilities, and age expanded to include general guidelines for reducing bias and specific guidelines for writing about age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality
Accessibility guidelines not included guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
Writing style and grammar guidelines for effective scholarly writing and grammar and usage; strategies to help students improve their writing guidelines for effective scholarly writing and grammar and usage, including updated usage of pronouns; strategies to help students improve their writing
Mechanics of style guidance on punctuation, lists, italics, spelling, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, metrication, statistics, and equations guidance on punctuation, lists, italics, spelling, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, metrication, statistics, and equations