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AMA Style Guide

Formatting Your Paper

How to Format Your Paper

  • 1 inch or 2.54 cm margins
  • Double-spaced
  • 9 - 12 point font for the body of the paper
  • Titles and headlines use 14+ point font
  • Readable font style, such as Times New Roman or Ariel

Learn how to quickly add page numbers, insert headers, change font styles, create hanging indents, and more.

Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.