The requirements for a Reference List are as follows:
An example of the layout of a book entry in the Reference List is as follows:
Brown, C.P., Green, H.W. & Snow, F.R. (2003). Economic
sustainability in the developing countries. Wiley.
See Quick Examples - End-text References for more information about the layout of different types of Reference List entries.
If there is no publication date, use the copyright date of the work
When a work is not dated it is noted as n.d. (no date).
Maintain the order of authors’ surnames as they are expressed in the source material.
Here are some simple rules for listing authors in a Reference List:
Example: Singh, K precedes Singh Siddhu, N
Lopez, M.E precedes Lopez de Molina, G
Girard, J.B precedes Girard-Perregaus, A.S
Example: MacArthur precedes McAllister
MacNeil precedes M'Carthy
Using italics in APA can be a little confusing.
Generally, you should always italicise the title of the work you are referencing.
The key thing to remember is that where there are two titles in the reference (e.g. a journal title and an article title, or a book title and a book chapter title, you must italicise the title of the main component (i.e. the journal title or book title) and not the sub component (i.e. the journal article title or the book chapter title).
Saunders, A. (2009). Lessons learned: Planning for post-disaster recovery and
reconstruction, The Australasian Journal of Trauma Studies, 2(4), 245-263.
Grant, K. (2011). A framework for thinking about technology pedagogy. In M. Beverly
(Ed.), Technology for children: New trends in research. (pp. 87-103). London: