- A Guide to APA Referencing _6th Edition
The title page should include:
Please provide an abstract of 150-250 words, The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide 4-6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.
Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.
Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
APA (6th Edition) format must be followed.
In-text citation examples:
Page specified, author mentioned in text:
- Lutz & Huitt (2010, p. 4) argue that “the statistical significance of ...”
Page specified, author not mentioned in text:
- The results were consistent throughout the study (Fernández-Manzanal, Rodríguez-Barreiro, & Carrasquer, 2007).
- The study found that … (Sania et al., 2011)
- The data presented .... (“How sleep enhances memory retention”, 2015).
Book, one author, multiple editions:
- Hawking, S. W. (1998). A brief history of time: From the big bang to black holes (10th ed.). New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group.
Ebook, online only:
- Tyler, G. (n.d.). Evolution in the systems age. Retrieved from http://www.onlineoriginals.com/showitem.asp?itemID=142&action=setvar&vartype=history&varname=bookmark&v1=1&v2=46&v3=2
Journal article, three authors, with a DOI:
- Fernández-Manzanal, R., Rodríguez-Barreiro, L., & Carrasquer, J. (2007). Evaluation of environmental attitudes: Analysis and results of a scale applied to university students. Science Education, 91(6), 988–1009. doi:10.1002/sce.20218