The American Psychological Association format, used for writing in education, nursing and social sciences, requires that all pages be numbered consecutively. In the sixth edition of the “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,” guidelines for numbering pages are covered in the section on preparing a manuscript for submission.
Pages are numbered consecutively throughout using Arabic numerals, beginning with the title page, which is Page 1. Page numbers should be in the same typeface as the rest of the document. APA prefers Times New Roman 12-point font. No words or abbreviations such as p. or “page” are placed in front of the number, which is placed flush-right in the upper-right corner of the document. To insert page numbers in the correct location, use the automatic functions of your word-processing program whenever possible. All pages, including title page, abstract, document text, references and appendices, should have page numbers.
- "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association"; Sixth Edition, American Psychological Association
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