does an abstract count in the word count
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Word count does include:
Self-access resources from the Academic Writing Centre at the UCL Institute of Education.
Please refer to your programme and module handbooks for guidance on word counts as requirements may differ slightly.
Yes, the word limit will include all words within a specified text. Usually, journals have a limit of 200 words for the abstract. This includes all the words in the abstract. However, most journals discourage including references in the abstract. Please ensure that you follow journal guidelines strictly. Most journals have limited space for each manuscript and not adhering to the journal specifications can negatively impact the decision on your manuscript.
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Do my in-text citations and reference lists get included in the Word Count for my assignment?
While different styles may give you advice for whether or not to include references in your Word Count (for example, APA recommends including everything – even the headers and footers), this is actually a matter for your markers to answer, as it is normally a decision made by the College.
The following content is NOT included in a final word count:
The following content IS included in a final word count: