APA Title Case [...]

We use APA title case on this Wikity. Here are it’s rules:

Here are directions for implementing APA’s title case:

  • Capitalize the first word of the title/heading and of any subtitle/subheading;
  • Capitalize all “major” words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns) in the title/heading, including the second part of hyphenated major words (e.g., Self-Report not Self-report); and
  • Capitalize all words of four letters or more.

“This boils down to using lowercase only for “minor” words of three letters or fewer, namely, for conjunctions (words like and, or, nor, and but), articles (the words a, an, and the), and prepositions (words like as, at, by, for, in, of, on, per, and to), as long as they aren’t the first word in a title or subtitle. You can see examples of title case in our post on reference titles.” (Source)

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