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Referencing Style Guide: One author

One Author - Reference List

Robinson, M. J. (2010). Sport club management. Human Kinetics.

Surname, A. B. (year of publication). Book title italics: Only the first word and first word after a colon are capitalised with the exception that all proper names are always capitalised. Publisher.

Authors with professional and academic titles

Professional or academic titles are excluded from both in-text references and the reference list. Just reference the author's name as usual according to APA referencing. Here are some common examples of academic credentials and professional titles to omit from references and citations.

  • QC (Queen's Counsel)
  • PhD, PsyD, EdD (any doctorate degree)
  • MA, MS (any master’s degree)
  • Dr. or Doctor
  • Prime Minister, President (or any governmental or administrative rank) 
  • BA, BS (any bachelor’s degree)


One Author - In-Text Citation

Robinson (2010) suggests that sport clubs are affected by a range of internal and external factors.

Sport clubs are affected by a range of internal and external factors (Robinson, 2010).



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