- Double space the reference list, but do not add any additional space between entries
- Be sure to place a comma between the journal title and volume number, e.g., Psychology Today, 17
- Be sure to place a comma between the date of retrieval and “from” when listing a source Web site or an electronic database, e.g., “Retrieved October 4, 2008, from…”
- Do not capitalize all major words in book titles or article titles, only in journal titles, e.g., Social adaptive theory. Psychology Today, 17
- Do not add a space between the volume number and the parentheses containing the issue number, e.g., Psychology Today, 17(1)
- Put spaces between initials, e.g., Georgia, J. M.
- When using a month in the date, do not abbreviate, e.g., (2005, November)
- Always italicize the names of documents retrieved from the Internet unless they are newspaper/journal articles, e.g., Barclay, L. (2002). The paradox of “justice”
- formalization: When procedures erode perceptions of fairness. Retrieved December 9, 2005, from http://frontiers.sauder.ubc.ca/Laurie_2002.pdf
- Always place commas between the author’s name and the ampersand, e.g., Michael, J. K., & Lorne, P. J. and Georgia, B. K., Mason, H. G., & Teakes, M. N.
- (when using “et al.”) do not place a comma after the author’s name and be sure to place a period after “al,” e.g., Georgia et al.
- Place a comma between the author’s name and the year, e.g., (Terwilliger & Simpson, 2008)
- Use ampersands, e.g., (Terwilliger & Simpson, 2008, p. 3)
- Be sure to place a space between “p.” and the page number, e.g., (Georgia, 2003, p. 22)
- Use serial commas, e.g., (Mason, Georgia, & Lenny, 2008)
- When using a running head, be sure it is formatted as follows: Running head: INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN BIMODAL PROCESSES
- Do not label the introduction
- Repeat the title on the first page of the document text
- Do not use underlining or bold for headings
Capitalization, Abbreviations, and Percentages:
- Spell out United States when used as a noun
- Do not capitalize the names of theories, excepting, of course, proper names within them, e.g., social adaptive theory and Darwin’s theory of evolution
- In general, capitalize sparingly
- Percents are always given as numbers plus the percent sign, e.g., 25%