This tool kit serves the purpose of providing applicants resources to prepare their essay prior to submitting it to the journal. Please take extra care to note our style guide when formatting your essay prior to submission. Resources, such as RefWorks or CitationMachine, are not mandatory, but may help you organize your essay better, and to ensure that a proper bibliography is affixed to your essay.
Style GuideTITLE PAGE
For the purposes of submitting an essay to the Development Review, we require only the title of your piece, omitting your name, which you will only include in your email along with your paper's abstract. The title itself should be centered in the middle of the page, as depicted in the example below.
APA CITATION IN-TEXT
An in-text citation has the following in a parenthesis: Author(s)'s last name, year, and a page number reference. When referrencing one page, a singular p followed by a period punctuation mark is standard. When referrencing more than one page, two p's followed by a period is standard.
Note how in the above that a quote longer than four (4) lines is separated from the rest of the essay text in a blockquote, and is single spaced.APA CITATION BIBLIOGRAPHY
In a standard APA style citation, The last name of the author goes first, followed by the first initial of their first name (and middle name if applicable). This is followed by the year of the publication of the item you are citing in parenthesis. Following that is the title of the article in italics. The last bit of information required after that is the city and the state in which the publisher resides in, where the city is fully-spelled out, but the state is in abreviated formate. So to reiterate:
Author, A. (2011). A Title of My Work. Toronto, ON: A Publishing Company Ltd.
If the citation listing goes longer than one line, the next line following the citation needs to be indented.
Here are some sources you can turn to for help on converting your essay into APA style:
ResourcesHere is a list of resources that you may want to consider using.
RefWorks is an online citation manager application for organizing references as well bibliographic information. Subscribers are able to store references directly from online academic journals, making referencing simple. Most journals have a link that allows for users to export journal links. York students can create an account with no cost and allows for your references to be tracked from any device which has internet access.
To register a RefWorks account, click here.
Here is a YouTube tutorial on how to use RefWorks: