June 27 2012

APA miscellany

by Barbie in APA Style

The Carpenter Doc household is abuzz right now, with a book due to the publisher next month (check it out here). I’ve been fielding many APA questions as a result, so here are some miscellaneous APA tips that I’ve offered in recent weeks:


Spell out numbers 10 and up. Use numerals with percentages, along with the % symbol.


Use an ampersand to connect multiple authors in in-text citations: (Bowdon & Carpenter, 2011). Use “and” in body text: According to Bowdon and Carpenter (2011), …


Use numerals: 21st century.

Source Titles

Book titles: Sentence case, italics

Article titles: Sentence case, normal text

Journal titles: Title case, italics