Related Topics

Answered By: Michael Pujals
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014     Views: 135

From page 62 of the APA Manual, 6th edition.

The heading style recommended by APA consists of five possible formating arrangements, according tot the number of levels of subordination.

Regardless of the number of levels of subheading within a section, the heading structure for all sections follows the same top-down progression.

Level of Heading Format
1

Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and LowercaseHeading

2 Flush Left, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading
3 Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period.
4 Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period.
5 Indented, non-boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period.

In levels 3, 4, and 5, only the first letter of the first word is uppercase and the remaining words are lowercase, unless a proper noun.

Contact a Reference Librarian

415-485-3252
415-689-9990