A unique citation style, the American Political Science Association referencing standard follows the Chicago Manual of Style closely. The APSA citationstylehas an unusual but minimalistic set of rules and regulations, and APSA citation generatorare of great help to those unaware of the nuances.
This article lays out the basic rules of citing in APSA format in detail.
Rules for APSA referencing
· The APSA citation style requires parenthetical references in the content and a reference list at the end of the paper.
· Reference lists are usually added at the very end after the paper conclusion. The left margin must write the term "References" for indicative purposes.
· Writers must always use a hanging indent. The first line of every reference should be written to the absolute left, and then the following lines must be indented. References must be single-spaced and have just one empty line between each other.
· All references need to be arranged alphabetically, not by their publication format, i.e. book, journal, etc.
· The author name must be written right at the beginning. If no name is present, then mention the editor's name. And, if no editorial information is present, then write the source’s title.