The seventh edition of the Publication Manual has been getting a lot of buzz! All of our users across the social and behavioral sciences, nursing, business, education, and more are interested in hearing about the expanded content and improved guidance in the seventh edition. As APA Style is mentioned in the news, we will update this page.

  • May 14, 2021: The Publication Manual was announced as the winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Award (Professional and Technical category), which recognizes excellence in book editorial and design. See APA Style Director Emily Ayubi accepting the award.
  • June 3, 2020: The Wall Street Journal reported on the growing support for using one space after a period, writing that the “American Psychological Association ruled in favor of a single space in its widely followed style guide for academic papers.”
  • April 20, 2020: Associations described APA Style’s longstanding history of embracing inclusive language while discussing how its endorsement of the singular “they” enables and encourages people to write with respect.
  • December 13, 2019: Vox discussed APA’s endorsement of the singular “they,” with APA Style Director, Emily Ayubi, describing its use as important because “we wanted to be sure that our entire community knows that we see you, we hear you, we value you.”
  • December 10, 2019: ABC News, CBS News, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times all reported on Merriam-Webster declaring “they” its 2019 word of the year, following APA Style’s endorsement of “they” as a singular third-person pronoun in its seventh edition style guide.
  • November 15, 2019: Library Journal gave their “verdict” on APA Style: “Taking on everything from tables and figures to bias-free language, this is a clear guide to APA Style. Though much of the information is available online, the print format is concise and well organized.”
  • November 6, 2019: The Georgia Voice wrote that “it’s officially good practice in scholarly writings” to use the singular, gender-neutral “they.”
  • November 6, 2019: them wrote about the singular “they”: “It’s just one step towards the legitimization and standardization of the singular ‘they’ pronoun, validating those who use it as a gender-neutral option within a major medical context.”
  • November 5, 2019: said, “An endorsement from the APA is a big deal for the singular ‘they.’”
  • November 5, 2019: wrote about APA Style endorsing the singular “they”: “Taking the steps to get our academic communities all onboard with people’s lived realities is an excellent flex for making a more inclusive world.”
  • November 5, 2019: said the following about APA Style’s endorsement of the singular “they”: “This full acceptance in the APA style guide is major. And wonderful.”
  • November 2, 2019: Rainbow Round Table of the American Library Association wrote about APA Style endorsing the singular “they”: “The full extent of the recommendations on gender and pronoun usage has been less covered, and the recommendations go so much further than the singular ‘they.’”
  • September 27, 2019: Faculty Focus compared some of the key changes between the sixth and seventh editions of the Publication Manual and assured readers that “all appearances indicate that the changes will be mostly user-friendly.”
  • August 8, 2019: Inside Higher Ed covered our recommendation in the seventh edition of the Publication Manual for authors to use one space after end punctuation.

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Last updated: May 2021Date created: September 2019