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APA Referencing: Website no author


Website with no author

To determine authorship, look at the website to see who may be responsible; it may be just one person or a group author. Group authors could be entities, such as governments, companies, organizations or associations.

In some cases we may find that there is truly no apparent author of a website. In this instance the website is referenced as having ‘no author’.

For example, it can be difficult to determine authorship for wiki entries or other unattributed website content.

Where there is no author for a website/webpage, the title of the website/webpage moves to the first position of the reference entry (i.e. the authors’ position).

In-text example

“Wikitravel: Travellers’ pub.” (2018)…


 …(“Wikitravel: Travellers’ pub,” 2014).

Use “double quotation” marks around the title of the webpage. 

Reference list example

Wikitravel: Travellers’ pub. (2018). Retrieved from

More Information

For more examples on in-text references, reference list entries, paraphrasing and quoting, please view the 'APA Style Guide' tab. Alternatively seek help from teachers within your relevant subjects, learning advisors or LRC staff.

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