APA Format Title Page

by Stephen on October 2, 2012 · 11 comments

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:

apa format title page

APA Format Title Page


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 George January 22, 2013 at 9:14 am


2 Caden April 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Thank you.

3 Leigh April 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Is there an APA 9? We have the latest windows and it only has APA 6.

4 Stephen April 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

Hi Leigh! APA 6 is the most current edition.

5 Chuks Udogu August 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I did not know this edition until now. It’s also good for academic ics.

6 JAMES BIEGON July 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Thanks a lot, am an informed writer

7 Jalin November 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm

APA Format does not have footer correct?

8 Vee March 2, 2015 at 6:07 pm

I used your MLA format instructions for Pages in MacBook Pro and have been searching for the same thing for APA. However, I cannot find one on your site and I think you have the very best for the MLA. Is there one for APA with instructions for Pages.

9 Laila May 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Awesome, Thank you 🙂

10 Daiel Karanja December 7, 2015 at 5:16 am

The information provided is very helpful.

11 Mia H February 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Thanks for this, it really helped me!


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