What is APA?
|APA stands for American Psychological Association and it indicates a specific style to be used when citing information and organizing a research paper.|
APA Format Guide
Formatting your paper
General APA Guidelines for formatting your research paper
- Double-space between each line of type on the page. Double-space between all lines of the manuscript.
- Never use single-spacing or one-and-a-half spacing.
- Leave uniform margines of at least 1 inch (2.54 cm) at the top, bottom, left and right of every page.
- Do not justify lines. Use the flush left style and leave the right margin uneven.
- The order of the manuscript pages are:
- Page 1: title page with running head, title, byline, institutional affiliation and Author Note (if applicable)
- Page 2: abstract (start on a separate page, numbered page 2)
- Page 3: text (start on a separate page, numbered page 3)
- References (start on a separate page)
- Footnotes (start on a separate page)
- Tables (start on a separate page)
- Figures (start each on a separate page; include caption on page with figure)
- Appendixes (start on a separate page)
- See Sample Title Page