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Developed by Student Learning Services and Mary Ann Wiebe, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Mount Royal University

APA Manuscript Format (6th Edition Publication Manual, 3rd printing)
[page numbers below refer to the APA manual]

Page Setup [see pp. 42-44, 228-230]
 1-inch margins
 double-spaced lines
 no extra space between paragraphs or sections (set ‘Before’ & ‘After’ to 0 in Paragraph Format)
 flush-left and ragged-right margins
 first line of each paragraph is indented ½-inch (except for Abstract—see below).
 Arabic page numbers (i.e. 1, 2, 3) begin on title page, top-right
 a running head top-left on every page (omitting the words “Running head” on 2nd and
subsequent pages)
 Times New Roman 12-point font
 2 spaces after the periods that end sentences (but not after periods used for other purposes)
Title Page [see pp. 23, 41-44, 229]
 includes full title of manuscript in upper- and lowercase
o preferably, no more than 12 words in title
o double-spaced if the titl