APA STYLE - ACU Blogs

APA STYLE - ACU Blogs

APA STYLE ESSENTIALS 6th Edition (2010) APA STYLE RESOURCES http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/ http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/ manuscript_check.html http://www.vanguard.edu/faculty/ ddegelman/index.aspx?doc_id=796

General Document Guidelines Margins: 1 inch on all sides Font: 12-pt Times New Roman Line Spacing: Double space throughout Text Spacing:

Single space after commas, colons, semicolons Double space after end of sentence punctuation General Document Guidelines Paragraph indent: 5-7 spaces Alignment: Flush Left (uneven right margin) Pagination

Page # on every page, 1 inch from right edge of paper, top line Running head < 50 characters total Top line (header), flush left, on every page Document sections: TITLE PAGE 1. Running head + pagination (1) 2. Title: Upper- & lower-case, centered, upper half of page

Recommended < 12 words 3. Author(s) Line below title, centered Name(s) onlyalways use same name format 4. Institutional affiliation Line below title, centered 5. Author Note (not needed for class essays)

Document sections: ABSTRACT 1. Running head + pagination (2) 2. Heading: Abstract (centered on line below running head) 3. One paragraph Usually 150-250 words (varies by journal) No paragraph indent NOTE: ABSTRACT NOT NEEDED FOR CLASS ESSAYS

Document sections: BODY 1. Running head + pagination (3) 2. Title Upper- & lower-case, centered 1st line below running head 3. Introduction (not labeled)

4. Headings Level 1: Method, Results, Discussion, References Centered, bold, upper- and lower-case

Level 2 Subheadings (Participants, Procedure, Measures) Flush Left, bold, upper- & lower-case Text Citations (IF USED) In sentence: Wirth and Mitchell (1994) found that.

In parentheses: One study found. (Wirth & Mitchell, 1994) 1 or 2 authors: Always list both 3-5 authors: List all last names the first time After that: Smith et al. (2007)

Text Citations 6 or more authors: Smith et al. is used every time Direct quotations Include page number after reference (Smith et al., 2007, p. 231) If under 40 words: Place quotation in text between marks If over 40 words:

Display in freestanding block, indented, without marks References Hanging 1st line of each reference flush left Subsequent lines indented References listed alphabetically If more by exact same author(s): list in chronological date of publication, earliest first

References: Article McAnulty, R.D., McGuire, L.E. & McAnulty, D.P. (1989). A crosscultural comparison of attitudes toward alcohol among French and United States college students. The International Journal of the Addictions, 24(12), 1229-1236. If more than 7 authors: McAnulty, R.D., McGuire, L.E., McAnulty, D.P., Rappaport, N.B., Waggoner, C.E., Ruggerio, L., . . . Brantley, P.J. (1986). References: Books BOOK:

Diamant, L. & McAnulty, R. D.,. (1995). The psychology of sexual orientation, behavior and identity: A handbook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. CHAPTER IN EDITED BOOK: Long, P. J. (1995). Perpetrators of incest. In L. Diamant & R. D. McAnulty (Eds.), The psychology of sexual orientation, behavior and identity: A handbook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

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