Page set-up should reflect 1” margins on all sides.
Use a serif font, preferably Times New Roman, with size set at 12-point.
Use a sans
serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) at 12-point for all wording in figures.
Indentation & Alignment:
The first line of each paragraph should be indented five spaces
(use tab key).
Exceptions to this include: abstracts and block quotes.
Left align all text
except for particular heading titles.
Do not right and left justify or hyphenate words.
The entire paper should be double-spaced including the reference list, figures,
tables, quotations, titles, and headings.
add an extra line after a paragraph or before
Place two spaces after sentence terminators (e.g., periods, question
marks, exclamation marks).
Place one space after commas, colons, and semicolons; periods
as part of a reference citation; periods of initials in personal names.
spaces are used in abbreviations such as i.e., e.g., a.m., and colons used in ratios.
Your title page should include three components: title of the paper, author and
institutional affiliation, and running head.
See page 41 in the manual and page 4 of this
guidebook for examples.
A running head should be included in all papers and appears in the
header of the document.
It is traditionally a shortened version of your paper title.
Typically, people will use the first part of a title when it includes a colon.
running head should be no more than 50 characters. Note that this is characters and
All punctuation, letters, and spaces count as characters.
The name of your
running head appears in all uppercase letters, is left justified, and preceded by the
term “Running head.” Note that the word “head” is
See the sample
title page for a clear example.
Begin numbering your paper with the title page serving as page one.
page numbers should appear in the upper right hand corner within the document header.
the view > headers and footers function in word processing programs to set this.