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Transition to APA Manual 7th Edition for Faculty: Information & FAQs

Publication Manual of the APA

cover of APA Manual 7th edition




The Seventh Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019.

FNU will begin using the new 7th edition of the Publication Manual in

Summer Term 2020

Training Sessions

A training session led by Gail Spake, Writing Support Specialist, and Carla Townsend, Information Services Librarian, was held on June 11, 2020 to discuss changes from the sixth edition to the seventh.

An additional training session will be held on July 13, 2020 at 12:00 noon Eastern, focusing on the new APA Academic Writer. Calendar invitations were sent and contain a link to register. Please complete the registration prior to the session and you will receive the link to join. The session will be recorded and posted here.

How Do I Get a New Manual?

Faculty should order a manual for themselves so that it can be shipped directly to their home office. Faculty will be reimbursed for the cost of a paperback version plus applicable sales tax.  If you prefer a hardcover or spiral-bound version you can pay the difference. The expense can be submitted on the faculty reimbursement form.


See below for a link to order directly from APA.


If you have adopted the APA Manual for your course, i.e. it is required for your course, you can request a desk copy.


Once the Publication Manual has been adopted for your course, you can request access to ancillary instructional materials.

Course Updates

During pre-term checks, instructional designers will look for APA content that needs to be updated and alert the course coordinators. Faculty can choose to delete the content, update it, and/or ask the librarians to help with updates.