The Title or Cover Page for an APA Research Paper
  • Page Header and Page Number
    1/2 inch from the top of the page, aligned to the left margin, type the phrase ôRunning head:ö followed by an abbreviation of the title, in upper case. Aligned to the right margin, include the page number. The cover page is page 1.

  • Paper Title
    About a third of the way down the page, type the title of the paper, centered on the page. Capitalize all the significant words in the title (sometimes referred to as Headline Capitalization)

  • Name and Affiliation
    Beneath the title, your name (author), and your school should be typed, centered, on separate lines.

    Many instructors require that you include, as well, the instructor's name, course, and submission date, at the bottom of the page, centered.


APA Style Cover Page for a Research Paper


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