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Citations: APA Style (7th ed.)

How to create a document and cite using APA, 7th edition.

Professional Template

APA professional manuscript components: title page, abstract, paper, references


  • Variety of font choices are permitted as long as it is the same font throughout the text of the paper. 
  • Some suggestions are 12-point Times New Roman, 11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial, 10-point Lucida Sans Unicode, and 11-point Georgia.

Line Spacing

  • Double-spaced - including title, headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and figure captions, an all text lines of the paper


  • 1-inch margins all the way around:  this is probably the default


  • Do not justify the right margin (i.e. make the right margin even); for text use flush left

Arrange the pages of paper in the following order:

  1. Title page
  2. Abstract
  3. Text
  4. References
  5. Footnotes
  6. Tables
  7. Figures
  8. Appendices