Answered By: Jonathan Faerber
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2019     Views: 80672

APA 6th Edition

Align the text in the body of your paper flush against the left margin with an uneven or ragged right margin (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 229). Do not use justified alignment (e.g., the text is equally spread across the width of the page) (p. 229). Please see the alignment in the APA Help Guide for an example.

Reference

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

APA 7th Edition

Align the text in the body of your paper flush against the left margin with a ragged right margin (e.g., the alignment of this page) (APA, 2020, p. 45). Do not use full justification, which spaces the text equally across the width of the page. See the Annotated Student Sample Paper for examples of this formatting.

Reference

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