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Indent or not to indent? That is the question

I'm new to this group and I'm fairly certain this will have already been asked but at present, I cannot locate the information I need.
Can anyone confirm the rules about indenting the first line of paragraphs, please? I worked for years in an office then as a teacher and the need for indenting was regarded as obsolete but I see conflicting information online Any help appreciated..

Asked by: Sandra Roth

  1. Violetta Ugra on February 12, 2019

    When they accept a scientific article in a journal, for example, at the Academy of Sciences, they clearly write the rules. It is about indents, font size. There are all the most correct rules. Perhaps you look at them?

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  2. Sandra Roth on February 5, 2019

    Many thanks

  3. Jonathan Hopkins on February 4, 2019

    My understanding is the first line of a chapter is not indented, with subsequent paragraphs then being indented. Except that if there's a section break, the first line of that is not indented, though I gather that can depend on the individual publisher's preference.
    I've produced 2 full manuscripts with paragraphs as described and they've both been published with no comments on the subject of indent, one self-pubbed and the second by an independent, so I'll continue to stick with the same format

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