In order to show the contribution of another author to a new study or research paper, the American Political Science Association citations are used. The APSA referencing system is used in all the papers that are submitted for publication to the American Political Science Association. A citation machine can be used to generate citations.
A parenthetical system is used in this referencing style. There are an in-text citation and a full reference in the list that is given in alphabetical order at the end of the paper.
When other sources have contributed to the work it is indicated by the APSA system. This system also provides the reader with the complete reference so as they can find the original source themselves. The use of an APSA and IEEE citation machine simplifies the process of creating citations.
There are two or three components of an APSA citation; the author’s name, the year of publication and maybe even the page number so as it is easy for the reader to find the contributing theory, data or information.
In this citation style, citations are always bracketed. If the author’s name has been used in the sentence then only the year of publication and the page number are written within the brackets. The bracketed text is placed right after the author’s name. At the end of the paper, there is a reference list which shows the full reference of each citation. The reference can be found by searching for the author’s name alphabetically.
There is a bibliography or reference list at the end of the paper in which complete references can be found. The Harvard style and the APSA format are very similar. They both begin with the author’s name and are followed by a detailed account of all the information that is required by a reader to find the original source. An APSA citation machine helps create such citations.
It is necessary to use the correct referencing style according to the source type that is used. The formatting differs according to the source type, for example when referencing a website the format will be different than the format that is used for referencing a book or journal.
In order to simplify the process of creating citations according to this citation style, use an APSA citation machine to automatically generate references and citations.