1 Running head: ALL CAPS SHORT TITLE 50 CHARACTERS OR LESS 1 Title of Paper Goes Here And I Will Also A dd Here the Unnecessary Words APA Format Sixth Edition Template So the Document Can Come Up in Searches Paul Rose Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Author Note A brief author note (which should not be in cluded in papers submitted in Paul Rose’s classes) goes here. It may incl ude acknowledgment of funding sour ces, expressions of gratitude to research assistants and contact information for the author who will handle requests. By the document for learning and research purposes. way, you are hereby granted permission to use this You may not sell this document e ither by itself or in combination with other products or services. risk. The document’s accuracy and safety have If you use this document, you use it at your own been thoroughly evaluated, but they are not guaranteed. If you find this document helpful, I don’t want your money, but I (Paul Rose, Department of Psychology, SIUE) would be grateful if you would click on this URL: http://goo.gl/DGHoZ . It directs to a Depa rtment of Psychology web page at SIUE (which you can easily confirm by usi ng the URL with a “+” added to the end of it), but what is more important is th at it records click-through data that give me an idea of how many people have found this document helpful. Thanks for your click!
2 ALL CAPS SHORT TITLE 50 CHARACTERS OR LES S 2 Abstract If you spot any errors related to APA format Rose (Department of in here, please let Paul the sixth edition APA manual rather than Psychology, SIUE) know. When in doubt, check ace after a period, but two spaces are suggested by relying on this template. (I prefer only one sp the sixth-edition APA manual at th e top of page 88.) An abstract is a single paragraph, without indentation, that summarizes the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 250 words. For simpler student papers in Paul Rose’s classes, a somewhat shorter abstract is fine (as is only one space after each period). The purpose of the abstract is to provide the reader with a brief overview of the paper. Some credit where it’s due: This te mplate is a very highly modified version of a template that I downloaded from some unknown autho r’s web site at North central University in Prescott, AZ many years ago. Keywords: writing, template, sixth, edition, APA form at, self-discipline, is, very, good
3 ALL CAPS SHORT TITLE 50 CHARACTERS OR LES S 3 Title of Paper Gets Repeated Here Exactly As It Appears On Title Page Here begins the body of your paper and your In troduction section. Note that the title of tion even though other sections begin with your paper appears at the top of your introduc headings like “Method”, “R xt in this template provides hints esults” and so on. The rest of the te about properly generating all the part s of your APA-formatted paper. APA style specifies that majo bstract, body, references, etc.) r components of the paper (a each begin on a new page with the heading centere d at the top of the page. The body of the text is typically divided into secti ons with headings such as Method, Results, and Discussion (as you can see at http://www.apastyle.org/manual/related/ sample-experiment-paper-1.pdf if you wish). Some papers have multiple studies in them so the body could have multiple sections and subsections within it. Sections can be further divide d into subsections with headin gs. An example is a Method Procedure subsections. Unlike in earlier editions section divided into Participants, Materials, and of the APA manual, the sixth edition tells you to the title above or bold headings (but not anything on the title page). Below are examples. Heading Level 1 Heading Level 2 Heading Level 3 (Note the I ndent, Bold and Period). Heading Level 4. Heading Level 5 (Let’s Hope You Never Have to Get to Level 5 or even Level 4). Citations and References Check your assigned reading materials for rule s about citations (which occur within the text of the paper) and references (which are listed in th eir own separate secti on at the end of the
4 ALL CAPS SHORT TITLE 50 CHARACTERS OR LES S 4 swers to formatting questions with a careful paper). Remember that you can find a lot of an rmation online, you may want to evaluate the online search. But when you’re looking at info information you’re reading by considering where the information is coming from, whether the APA format and whether other online sources information might refer to an older edition of doubt, follow the latest edition of the APA agree with the information you’ve found. When in manual. About a References Section An example of a References section is locate d further down in this template. Note that APA uses the "hanging indent" styl e for references. The easiest wa y to create hanging indents is to type each reference without worrying about the hanging indent. Then, when you are finished, select all the references at once (and nothing else) and appl y the hanging indent. Many APA format rules are not mentioned or demonstrated in this document. If APA formatting is driving you crazy and you’d like a distraction, how about alleviating people’s suffering with a simple click? The Hunger Site ( http://www.thehungersite.com/ ) is just what Wikipedia says it is.
5 ALL CAPS SHORT TITLE 50 CHARACTERS OR LES S 5 References Ajournalarticle, R. H., & Seabreeze, R. M. (2002). Title of article go es here and I’ll add that only e journal title: Regardless of what some the volume number (22) is recorded after th sources say, the edition number and download information is unnecessary in Paul Rose’s classes. Journal of Research in Personality, 22, 236-252. (2010). Search for answers at www.apastyle.org . B’Onlinesourcesareconfusing, S. O. Journal of Check Apastyledotorg, 127, . doi: 10.1016/0022-006X.56.6.893* 816-826 names on this page also identify what kind of Cmagazinearticle, B. E. (1999, July). Note that source it is: Each source type fferent way. [Special issue]. has to be formatted in a di Prose Magazine, 126 (5) , 96-134. Donlinemagazineornewsletterarticl e, B. E. (1999, July). Did you notice alphabetical references. [Special issue]. Hot Prose, 126 (5). Retrieved from http://www.hotprose.com Writers’ book . New York: Lu Gbookreference, S. M., Orman, T. P., & Carey, R. (1967). Publishing. The new encyclopedia Britannica (vol. 38, pp. 745- O’encyclopedia, S. E. (1993). Words. In 758). Chicago: Forty-One Publishing. Qchapter, P. R., & Inaneditedvolume, J. C. (2001). Sc ientific research papers. In Stewart, J. H. (Ed.), Research papers are hard work but boy, are they good for you (pp. 123-256). New York: Lucerne Publishing. ors appear to sharply cut risk of schizophrenia. (1993, July 15). Rnewspaper articles without auth The Washington Post, p. A12. th * On p. 189, the 6 ed. manual says “We recommend that when DOIs are available, you include them”—so you can skip the DOI if you can’t find it. Footnotes like this ar en’t appropriate in a real references section.
6 ALL CAPS SHORT TITLE 50 CHARACTERS OR LES S 6 Appendix Place supporting and bulky groups of information in the appendixes. A typical student paper should not have an appendix, but theses and dissertations usually do. If you have multiple groups of information, create multiple appendixes. La bel each appendix with a capital letter—e.g., Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C—and of cour se you should refer to them in the text (e.g., “The full survey is ava ilable in Appendix B”).
7 ALL CAPS SHORT TITLE 50 CHARACTERS OR LES S 7 Footnotes 1 Each footnote number must correspond to the same number in the body of the paper. Some professional journals ask authors to avoid using footnotes and in an undergraduate paper they are almost never necessary. Group a ll footnotes in the paper on this page. 2 As of 2009, I do not recommend using the footnote and endnot e features in Word if you want to keep your footnotes in APA format.
8 ALL CAPS SHORT TITLE 50 CHARACTERS OR LES S 8 Table 1 Correlations Among and Descriptive St atistics For Key Study Variables Dist. Intol. ) SD ( Educ. M Relig. Sex Age Income Sex 1.53 (.50) .07 -.09 .02 .14 .06 Age 31.88 (10.29) .08 .19* .20* .01 Income 2.60 (1.57) .04 -.14 -.09 Education -.29* -.06 3.44 (1.06) 1.21 (.30) -.19* Relig. Dist. Intol. 3.75 (1.19) Notes. N ’s range from 107 to 109 due to occasional missing data. For sex, 0 = male, 1 = female. BHF = babies hoped for. Dist. Intol. = di stress intolerance. Relig. = religiosity. * p < .05.
9 ALL CAPS SHORT TITLE 50 CHARACTERS OR LES S 9 Amount that Alcohol Gets Spent Frugality Consumption on Alcohol Journal of Consumer Behaviour This simple path model, adapted from results in a Figure 1. paper, is an example of a figure.