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APA Style Guide: Book with Organization as Author

American Psychological Association rules for formatting papers, in-text citations, and end references. Examples based on the sixth edition of the Publication Manual from the APA. By Alexis Carlson

Books with Organization as Author

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        
Book with organization as author  

1st citation
(National Fire Protection Association [NFPA], 2009).

Subsequent citations
(NFPA, 2009).

National Fire Protection Association. (2009). Fundamentals of fire fighting skills (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. 

Type out the full organization name for the reference list.                             

Book with the same organization as author and publisher

1st citation
(American Psychological Association [APA], 2009).

Subsequent citations
(APA, 2009).

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

When the same organization is listed as the author and the publisher, place the word, Author, in place of the publisher name.