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APA (7th ed.) referencing guide (Online): Official Publications / Reports

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Official Publications

An official publication is a publication published by Parliament, a government department (UK or foreign), devolved government or an international organisation such as the European Union or World Health Organization. Sometimes there is no personal author so the organisation is deemed to be the corporate author.

In text citations


First citation:
Department for Education (DfE, 2017) state that......
...(Department for Education (DfE), 2017).

Subsequent citations:

DfE (2017) acknowledge that....
...(DfE, 2017). 

Note: A good tip if you are going to use the same citation a few times in your assignment is to use acronyms.  You must explain the acronym in full the first time you use it, followed by the acronym so it is clear to your lecturer what the abbreviation stands for.

Reference list

Last name, Initial(s) or Group Author. (Year). Title (Series or reference number if available). Publisher. URL

For example:

Ashton, K., Bellis, M. A., Davies, A., Hardcastle, K. A., & Hughes, K. (2016). Adverse childhood experiences and their association with chronic disease and health service use in the Welsh adult population. Public Health Wales.

Department for Education. (2017). Unlocking talent, fulfilling potential: A plan for improving social mobility through education (Cm 9541). _Plan_-_for_printing.pdf

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2022). Type 2 diabetes in adults: Management (NICE Guideline NG28).

NB: When the author and publisher are the same, omit the publisher name to avoid repetition.