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Typically I would say according to Association of Occupational Health Professions (AOHP), blah blah (2011). But instead can I say Blah blah

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Typically I would say according to Association of Occupational Health Professions (AOHP), blah blah (2011). But instead can I say Blah blah (Association of Occupational Health Professions, 2011) (AOHP). Or should it be (Association of Occupational Health Professions [AOHP], 2011). Please advise. Thanks.
This will be the first time I make reference to Association of Occupational Health Profession, and the reasoning on why I want to add the abbreviation. Or is it ok to insert the abbreviation the second time I cite from it?

Answered By: Kimberly Boyd
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2017     Views: 12

Hello!

Sorry, it sounds like you don't want to but you should write this the way that you typically write it.  When abbreviating a term, in APA format, use the full term the first time you use it, followed immediately by the abbreviation in parentheses.  For instance, "According to the Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP), the blah blah blah..."

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