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APA Citation Style, Seventh Edition

Citing ChatGPT or other AI Generated Content

In General: 
  • If you’ve used ChatGPT or other AI tools in your research, describe how you used the tool in your Method section or in a comparable section of your paper.
  • Although nonretrievable data or quotations in APA Style papers are usually cited as personal communications, with ChatGPT-generated text there is no person communicating.
  • Quoting ChatGPT’s text from a chat session is therefore more like sharing an algorithm’s output; thus, credit the author of the algorithm with a reference list entry and the corresponding in-text citation.
  • For more information see section 10.10 in the manual or the APA Style Blog.
General Format 
      In-Text Citation: 
(Name of algorithm's author, Year of the version used) 
    Name of algorithm's author. (Year of the version used). Title of model (version) [Description]. URL
      In-Text Citation: 
When prompted with “Is the left brain right brain divide real or a metaphor?” the ChatGPT-generated text indicated that although the two brain hemispheres are somewhat specialized, “the notation that people can be characterized as ‘left-brained’ or ‘right-brained’ is considered to be an oversimplification and a popular myth” (OpenAI, 2023).
     OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT (Mar 14 version) [Large language model].