Apa usage and style guidelines abbreviations apa rules for abbreviations state: acronyms and abbreviations must be spelled out completely on initial. Numerals below 10 use written numerals for numbers below 10 for example, five and two makes seven there is an important exception to this rule though. Apa journal article citation use the following template to cite a journal article using the apa citation format all doi numbers begin with a 10 and are. How to write numbers under apa guidelines by allie benjamin how to add an addendum in apa format read more how to write a number in a letter. Numbers as numerals and words the table below adheres to general apa format (6th ed) apa numbers and tables2011 author.
This section discusses numbers, how to write them correctly, and when to use numerical expressions instead. Using apa format 5 use of numbers in text: spelling versus numeral use varies according to a variety of rules in the apa publication manual (see secs 431-39. Citation machine™ helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use cite your book in apa format for free. Using apa style in academic writing: because the basic approach to numbers in apa style is very simple: then add the second number in the other format.
Apa (american psychological association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences this resource, revised according to the 6th edition. Provides apa style guidelines on when to express numbers as words instead of numerals. What’s the number one problem area for writers in apa style numbers whether it’s spelling them out or writing them as numerals, numbers are a common source of. Sometimes you need to spell out numbers over 20 if your sentence starts with a number, it must be expressed in words regardless of the number.
Numbers in apa style publication manual of the american psychological association provides extensive information and examples on using numbers (apa), 2010. Number system: in-text citation insert the citation number logically as you introduce the equation to avoid confusion with any other numbers: or apa. Apa format can be tricky, but seeing examples can help learn more about how to create apa format papers with these tips, guidelines, and examples. This tutorial will show you how to add a running head and page numbers in apa format for more information about word 2010, visit our help page: http.
According to the apa style blog (see link to blog post, below) there is no special fornatting for a numbered list other than adding the numbers themselves. By paige jackson we have been heartened by the volume and thoughtfulness of the questions and suggestions we’ve received on the apa style blog, and we. For more information about writing numbers in apa style, take a look at our series of posts on numbers and metrication and our faq page and format your work. Apa-style running head and page numbers using microsoft word to format your paper this guide was written by mr jay brandes, global campus librarian, troy university. Apa usage and style guidelines abbreviations apa rules for abbreviations state: acronyms and abbreviations must be spelled out completely on initial appearance in text.