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APA 6th Edition

According to the American Psychological Association (2010), table titles should appear before the table, whereas the table note appears after the table (p. 129). The titles shown at the top of tables and figures on the pages of examples in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2010) are there only for use by the readers of the manual. Authors should not copy this formatting into their papers but rather should only provide the table title beneath the table number. For example:

Table X

Table Title in Title Case and Italicized

For many examples of table titles, please see Chapter 5 in the APA Style manual, and in particular, the example tables on pages 129-149.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

APA 7th Edition

According to the American Psychological Association (2020), table titles should appear in italics before the table and after the table number, whereas the table note appears after the table (pp. 201-203). The titles shown at the top of tables and figures on the pages of examples in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2020) are there only for use by the readers of the manual. Authors should not copy this formatting into their papers but rather should only provide the table title beneath the table number. For example:

Table X

Table Title in Title Case and Italicized

For many examples of table titles, please see Chapter 7 in the APA Style manual, and in particular, the example tables on pages 210-224.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000