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I am currently preparing to submit my thesis/paper to my educational institution and to the company who commissioned the study.

The only entities allowed to read the paper are internals of the university and internals of the company

As my paper is confidential, I am wondering, does APA-style offer any guidelines about how to indicate confidentiality? Are there any do's and don'ts?

Right now, I have CONFIDENTIAL written in bold and red, just above the title on the title page. Like this:

Example of current title page

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    I don't think I understand. Where are you submitting a paper to that is confidential? – Wolfgang Bangerth Mar 14 '17 at 12:39
  • Maybe the question becomes clearer if you tell us what you hope to avoid by putting confidential on your paper. – Maarten Buis Mar 14 '17 at 12:55
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    @Wolfgang Bangerth To the eductional institution I am associated with and to the company that commissioned the study. – Luc van der Zandt Mar 14 '17 at 12:56
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    @MaartenBuis The only entities allowed to read the paper are internals of the university and internals of the company. – Luc van der Zandt Mar 14 '17 at 13:05
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    APA is intended for scholarly papers, which usually are meant for publication and are not confidential. So I wouldn't expect APA to have guidelines for this. I think you can just do anything you think is reasonable, or check with the clients if you think they might care. – Nate Eldredge Mar 14 '17 at 16:56

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