APA Format Title Page

by Stephen on October 2, 2012

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 }

Mia H February 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Thanks for this, it really helped me!



Daiel Karanja December 7, 2015 at 5:16 am

The information provided is very helpful.


Laila May 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Awesome, Thank you 🙂


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.


Jalin November 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm

APA Format does not have footer correct?


JAMES BIEGON July 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Thanks a lot, am an informed writer


Chuks Udogu August 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm

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


Stephen April 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

Hi Leigh! APA 6 is the most current edition.


Leigh April 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm

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


Caden April 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Thank you.


George January 22, 2013 at 9:14 am



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