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The apacite package∗
A Citation and reference list with L TEX and BibTEX according to the rules of the American Psychological Association

Erik Meijer apacite at gmail.com 2009/03/01

Abstract This document describes and tests the apacite package [2009/03/01]. This is a package that can A be used with L TEX and BibTEX to generate citations and a reference list, formatted according to therules of the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, apacite contains an option to (almost) automatically generate an author index as well. The package can be customized in many ways.

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document describes apacite version v4.05 dated 2009/03/01.

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Contents
1 Introduction 2 Installation, package loading, and running BibTEX 3 Package options 4 The citation commands 5 Contentsof the bibliography database 5.1 Types of references . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2 Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.3 Overriding the default sorting orders . file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 6 8 10 12 14 18 26 27 27 30 33 35 36 38 40 41 42 44 48 48 53 55 80 90

6Customization 6.1 Punctuation and small formatting issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.3 More drastic formatting changes to the reference list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Language support 8 Compatibility 8.1 natbib . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.2 hyperref, backref, andurl . . . . . . . 8.3 Multiple bibliographies . . . . . . . . 8.4 Programs for conversion to html, rtf, 9 Generating an author index 10 Annotated bibliographies 11 apacdoc.sty 12 Known problems and todo-list 13 Examples of the APA manual References Author Index

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Introduction

The American Psychological Association (APA) is very strict about the style in which manuscripts submitted to its journals are written and formatted. The requirements of the APA are described in the Publication Manual of theAmerican Psychological Association, the latest version of which is the 5th edition (American Psychological Association [APA], 2001). In the sequel, this is simply called the APA manual. The APA manual discusses how candidate authors should write their manuscripts: writing style, parts of a manuscript and their order, presentation of the results in the form of tables and figures, and so forth. Candidateauthors should study this and adhere to this. The APA manual also gives specific rules about the formatting of a manuscript. This includes double spacing, a running head, the typographic style of section headings, the placement of tables A and figures on separate pages at the end of the document, and so forth. L TEX users will recognize these as “style” elements that should be defined in a package(.sty file) or class (.cls file). Their specific documents (.tex file) should be largely style-independent. This idea of separating content A and logical structure from specific formatting is one of the basic elements of L TEX (Lamport, 1994, p. 7). A An implementation of the formatting rules of the APA manual for use with L TEX is the apa class of Athanassios Protopapas. This handles all kinds ofissues about general document formatting, title page, section headings, figures and tables, and so forth. Therefore, if you intend to submit a manuscript to an APA journal, I strongly recommend using the apa class. An important part of the APA style is the way citations and the reference list should be formatted. This takes 75 pages in the APA manual (pp. 207–281, excluding the references to legal...
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