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Junto paper guidelines

Formatting Guidelines for Junto Papers 

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(adapted from American Psychological Association guidelines)

The guidelines below are offered in order to generate an annual volume in which the individual papers will all have a similar ‘look.’ In some cases, however, circumstances may call for diversions from these guidelines. Authors should strive to have an electronic version of their papers ready for submission in accordance with these guidelines at the time of their presentation to the Junto.

Title Page

Title of Paper (single-spaced, centered)

your name and class year (centered)

your college house affiliation (centered)

date of your paper presentation (centered)

General guidelines for the body of the paper

  • Use Times New Roman font (size 12).
  • Leave only one space after periods and other punctuation marks.
  • Set document margins to 1 inch on all sides.
  • Single space within paragraphs; double space between paragraphs.
  • Indent the first line of each new paragraph one tab space.
  • Include a running head—i.e., paper title or abbreviated title (1 to 3 words)—of no more than 35 characters and spaces at the top right hand corner of each page (right justified); do not include page numbers.
  • Do not use a heading for your introduction; if you wish to use headings to help organize the rest of your paper, triple space your headings below the previous paragraph; double space above the following paragraph. Left justify and bold your headings; capitalize all words in the heading except articles.
  • If you refer to the title of a source within your paper, capitalize all words longer than four letters; if the source is a book, italicize the title; if the source is an article, put quotation marks around the non-italicized but capitalized title.
  • Use the following citation style*:

According to Smith (2007), “The sky was not cloudy all day” (p. 134).

She [referring to Smith] tells us that it was quite clear that day (Smith, 2007, p. 134).

In Home on the Range, Smith (2007) writes “The sky was not cloudy all day” (p. 134).

Many studies have confirmed that blue skies make people happy (Jacoby & Berliner, 1994; Jones, 2012; Smith, 2007).

*Alternative citation styles are also acceptable if you find the style indicated above inappropriate to your particular circumstances.

We’d like to include an About the Authors page at the end of each printed volume. So please write something for inclusion on that page, limiting yourself to no more than 50 words. You might want to include things like where you’re from, what you’ve studied/done at F&M, what you are planning to do after you graduate, etc.

References/Sources List Guidelines

Put your references/sources list on a new sheet (or sheets) at the end of your paper.

Alphabetize by author’s last name.

For specific guidelines as to bibliographic format, please consult the following website: