[OS X TeX] LaTeX and APA

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Fri Mar 18 16:35:08 CET 2011

If you are mainly concerned about the formatting of citations/bibliography, then the biblatex-apa style for biblatex is the most up-to-date that I am aware of. It implements the 6th ed. APA guide.

biblatex-mla is usable with the apa documentclass  if you load it with the [noapacite] option.

Switching from apacite to biblatex is pretty straightforward; you don't need to change you bib file, but you may need to adjust the actual citation commands to match the biblatex-apa cite commands.

so a basic document would be





There's been a very recent update to biblatex-apa (last few days) so make sure your distribution is up-to-date.


On Mar 18, 2011, at 9:16 AM, LuKreme wrote:

> I'm wondering what the current status of APA support in TeX is? I've seen mention of an apa class for 5th edition, and a sort of update for 6th edition, though this states that the apa class is 'more capable'.
> <http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/apa.html>
> <http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/apa6e.html>
> I have to submit some papers and they have to be checked against APA6, and the TA who is doing the checking is… well, let's be kind and say she is detail oriented.
> apacite and mslsapa also seem to reference the 5th edition.
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