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More font flexibility (Sec. 2.9, p. 44)
Font options include Calibri 11, Arial 11, Lucida Sans Unicode 10, Times New Roman 12, and Georgia 11 (Sec. 2.9, p. 44)
Running head (Sec. 2.8, p. 37)
The running head is not required for student papers unless requested by your instructor
Space after a period (Sec. 6.1, p. 154)
Use one space after a period unless otherwise directed
Updated heading styles
References and In-text Citations
In-text citation of a work by three or more authors - list only the first author followed by “et al.” for all instances of the in-text citation (Sec. 8.17, p. 266) 6th: (Taylor, Kotler, Johnson, & Parker, 2018) 7th: (Taylor et al., 2018)
The reference section lists up to 20 authors for a single work (Sec. 9.8, p. 286) 6th: Miller, T. C., Brown, M. J., Wilson, G. L., Evans, B. B., Kelly, R. S., Turner, S. T., … Lee, L. H. (2018). 7th: Miller, T. C., Brown, M. J., Wilson, G. L., Evans, B. B., Kelly, R. S., Turner, S. T., Lewis, F., Lee, L. H., Cox, G., Harris, H. L., Martin, P., Gonzalez, W. L., Hughes, W., Carter, D., Campbell, C., Baker, A. B., Flores, T., Gray, W. E., Green, G., … Nelson, T. P. (2018).
Book references omit publisher location (Sec. 9.29, p. 295) 6th: Covey, S. R. (2013). The 7 habits of highly effective people: Powerful lessons in personal change. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. 7th: Covey, S. R. (2013). The 7 habits of highly effective people: Powerful lessons in personal change. Simon & Schuster.
Formatting for eBooks - the platform, format, or device (e.g. Kindle) is no longer included in the reference; the publisher is included (Sec. 10.2, p. 321) 6th: Brück, M. (2009). Women in early British and Irish astronomy: Stars and satellites [Kindle version]. https:/doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2473-2 7th: Brück, M. (2009). Women in early British and Irish astronomy: Stars and satellites. Springer Nature. https:/doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2473-2
Inclusive and Bias-free Language
Singular "they" or "their" should be used instead of gender-specific pronouns 6th: Each examiner submitted his or her assessment. 7th: Each examiner submitted their assessment.
Use descriptive phrases instead of using adjectives as nouns to label groups of people 6th: the poor 7th: people living in poverty
Be specific instead of using broad categories 6th: over-65s or the elderly 7th: people aged 65-75
6th: Asian participants 7th: Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Thai participants