This page contains information on how to properly format your cover page (title page) in APA using the latest APA Manual.
Your APA format title page should include 5 elements: running head, your paper’s title, your name, your University and author note (if required by your professor).
|Running head:||Place the running head in your page’s header:
– use label “Running head:” then your shortened title (IN UPPERCASE LETTERS), align left
– place the page number in this same header, but align right, begin with page number 1
– this header should be 1 inch from the top. Some teachers say 1/2 inch is okay too.
|Paper title:||Place your paper’s title in the upper half of the page, centered, capitalize the first letter of important words in your title.|
|Your name:||Place your name below your paper’s title, centered, double-space. If your paper has two or more authors, place the word “and” without quote between the names.|
|Your University:||Place your University’s name below your name, double-space.|
|Tips:||If your professor requires you to include his/her name, course title, etc… place these below your University name, double-space, on separate lines.|
Sample APA Format Title Page:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition