Instructions for text formatting
As a rule, try to use the American Psychological Association guide [APA] for preparing your text.
- 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).
- Single space for the main body of the text and footnotes/endnotes.
- Use only italics for emphasis (not bold or underscore).
- Use tab stops for indentation, not the space bar.
- Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
- The list of References should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication.
- Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a Reference list.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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]