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Use the Professional Paper APA Format only if directed and required by your instructor. For most coursework, Gateway Technical College is following the formatting guidelines for the new Student Paper format found in the 7th edition. For more information on each section look for the corresponding page in this Guide.
The Gateway Libraries recommend that students consult their course syllabus and assignment details for any course specifics and additional faculty requirements.
If students are seeking publication, refer to the journal's instructions for submission guidelines and any additional requirements beyond APA.
Professional Paper Format: Summary Of Notable APA 7th ed. Changes
The number in parentheses indicates the corresponding chapter or section(s) in the APA Publication Manual.
Professional papers still include a running head of 50 characters or fewer based on the paper title. The words "Running head" no longer appear before the running head title text. ( 2.1, 2.3 2.8 & 2.18)
Recommended fonts now include Calibri 11 pt, Arial 11 pt, Lucinda Sans Unicode 10 pt, Georgia 11 pt, and Times New Roman 12 pt. ( 2.19)
On the first page of text (body of the paper), the title of the paper appears at the top of the paper in bold and centered. (2.11)
Use only one space after a period in the body of the paper. (6.1)
All Headings and Subheadings are in bold. (2.27)
APA Professional Paper Template
Use the Professional Paper APA Format only if directed and required by your instructor.
Save this template to your desktop or flash drive and then adapt it for your paper. Margins, Calibri 11 pt font, spacing, header, title page, abstract page, and references page are preset to meet APA specifications for Professional Papers. If you are seeking publication, refer to the journal's instructions for submission guidelines and any additional requirements beyond APA.