APA 7th Edition is the most commonly used referencing style here at the University of Portsmouth. Below you will find general guidance on how to reference and cite using APA 7th Edition, as well as examples for the specific sources you are likely to use in your assignments. 

Your department or lecturer may prefer you to reference sources differently from the guidance given here. Always follow the requirements of your department or lecturer. 

External visitors are welcome to use this guide, but note that your institution's requirements may differ from those suggested here.

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If the publisher is the same company as the author, omit this from the reference.

Author. (Year of publication). Title. Publisher.

John Lewis Partnership. (2021). Annual report and accounts 2021

In-text Citation

For information about the use of page numbers within in-text citations, please see our guidance here

It was reported that the company... (John Lewis Partnership, 2021).

John Lewis Partnership (2021, p. 14) reported...