Citing a Report in APA Style (6th Edition) | Format & Examples

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Scientific research is published in scientific journals. If research is conducted by an organization or the government, then it will be published in a report. APA Style has a specific format for citing a report.

APA-format Organization Name or Author Last Name, Initials. (YearofPublication). Report Title (Report No. xxx). Retrieved from http://WebAddress
In reference list Royal Bank of Scotland. (2015). Annual Report and Accounts 2014. Retrieved from
 In the text
  • Recent research suggests that … (Royal Bank of Scotland, 2015).
  • In a recent study Royal Bank of Scotland (2015) found that … .
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