The essay is “formatted on a paper which is 8. 5 x 11 inches in size” (Driscoll, 2007). The margin on top, bottom, left, and right is set to one inch (Driscoll, 2007). It should have a title page which consists of the following: “a running head for publication, title, byline, as well as, affiliation” (Driscoll, 2007). The page numbers are “written in the upper right-hand corner of each page” (Driscoll, 2007). Abstracts, headings, and visuals should be made available as well (Driscoll, 2007).
Components of an APA Paper The following are the components of an APA paper: “1) name of author; 2) date of publication; 3) title; and 4) publication information” (Minnesota School of Business, 2006). With regards to that name of the author, the last name is written first followed by a comma and the initials of the first and middle name (if middle name is provided), but if the work has no author indicated in it, place the title instead and then the date, and if authors indicated are more than three, state the first author’s name and followed by this: “et. l. ” (Minnesota School of Business, 2006). Moreover, with regards to the date of publication, specify the year; however, if there is no date indicated, just place “n. d. ” (Minnesota School of Business, 2006). Furthermore, with regards to the title, just write it as is whether it is a book, journal, or a magazine (Minnesota School of Business, 2006).
Finally, with regards to the “publication information”: if the reference is a book, then the place of publication, as well as, the publisher should be included; if it is a periodical then include the place of publication, the publisher, the volume number, the issue number, as well as, the pages; and if it is a website then indicate the website address (Minnesota School of Business, 2006).