Formatting Guidelines

 

Title of Article (Times New Roman 16)

Line Spacing Exactly 20 pt

Paragraph Spacing: Above Paragraph-10pt, Below Paragraph-10pt

 

Mary Smithˡ, John Doe², Tom Jones³

ˡ University or organization affiliation

² University or organization affiliation

³ University or organization affiliation

Corresponding author: Name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number

 

ABSTRACT

The Abstract should contain 150-350 words and should not be indented.  The entire paper should have 1” margins and typed in Times New Roman 10.

Keywords: lower case, comma, key words as used in search engines for retrieval

INTRODUCTION (1st level heading)

              Indent the first word of each new paragraph.  Consistently use two spaces after the period in a sentence.

BODY OF PAPER (1st level heading)

Indent the first word of each new paragraph.  All Tables and Figures should be created  in black and white using Microsoft Word and labeled consecutively as Table 1, Table 2 or Figure 1, Figure 2.

Body of Paper (2nd level heading for subtopic)

Indent the first word of each new paragraph.  Clearly define words before using abbreviations/acronyms: Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

Body of Paper (3rd level heading for sub-subtopic)

              Indent the first word of each new paragraph.

CONCLUSION

Indent the first word of the first paragraph.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (if applicable, for any help received)

Do not indent.

REFERENCES

Follow APA 6th edition guidelines for in-text citations and references.

For in-text citation formatting examples: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/ (do not include page numbers in citations if paraphrasing)

For reference formatting examples: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/06/

APPENDICES or Notes (if applicable)

 

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