Instructions for text formatting

As a rule, try to use the American Psychological Association guide [APA] for preparing your text.

  1. Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 11-point Arial) for text; use a normal, plain font for footnotes or endnotes (e.g., 9-point Arial).
  2. Single space for the main body of the text and footnotes/endnotes.
  3. Use only italics for emphasis (not bold or underscore).
  4. Use tab stops for indentation, not the space bar.
  5. Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
  6. The list of References should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication.
  7. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a Reference list.
  8. Quote references in footnotes or endnotes by name and year, with page number separated by colon, in parentheses. Examples: (Smith 1986: 235); (Kant 1993: 325)
  9. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
    Examples of references:
    Smith, J. (1986). Title. City: Publisher.
    Smith, J. (1998). Article’s title. Journal Title, 23, 123-133.
    Smith, J. (1991). Title. In K. L. Black (Ed.). Title. (107–123). City: Publisher House.
  10. For each figure, please supply a figure caption. Identify each figure by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the caption.
  11. When quoting an article from the internet, give the full html/url address, and also the reading date. Example: http://www.network.com [date: 12.March.2012]