Answered By: Theresa Bell
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2019     Views: 2544

Please check with your instructor or supervisor to determine his or her requirements regarding the author note. If you refer to "Giving Thanks in APA Style", which is a post in the APA Style Blog, you'll find information on writing author notes. However, please keep in mind that information is directed to authors submitting manuscripts for publication in APA journals, rather than to students completing academic work. In fact, "most student papers do not include one" (Becker, 2015, para. 2). With that in mind, if your instructor has requested an author note, it's best to confirm with the instructor what information you should provide.


Becker, D. (2015, November 15). Giving thanks in APA Style [Blog post]. Retrieved from