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APA Citation Guide: Title Page

This page will walk you through setting up a title page. Please note that if you are preparing a paper for submission to a journal, you will need to use the professional version of the title page, and not the student version. Detailed guidelines for the elements to include are here.


Title Page (Student Paper)

The 7th edition does NOT require a running head for student papers.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Begin in the header section. Double click to edit. Tab over to the far right and insert your page number. The title page should be page 1--just the number itself. All other pages, including references, will be numbered as well.
  • Set the line spacing to double. About 3-4 lines down the page write the full title of your paper, including any subtitles; bold and center it. All important words should be capitalized.
  • Skip one line. On the next line, write your full name (First M. Last).
  • On the next line, simply write the name of the department and university (Department of Psychology, High Point University).
  • On the next line, write the course abbreviation, number and title (PSY 1101: Intro to Psychology).
  • On the next line, your professor's name (Dr. Jones).
  • On the final line, write out the due date (November 21, 2019).

Title Page (Professional Manuscript)

The 7th edition does require a running head, but omit the words "Running head."

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Begin in the header section. Double click to edit. Write your running head (shortened version of your title) in all caps, flush left. Tab over to the far right and insert your page number. All other pages, including references, will be numbered.
  • Set the line spacing to double.
  • About 3-4 lines down the page write the full title of your paper, including any subtitles; bold and center it. All important words should be capitalized.
  • Skip one line. On the next line, write your name (First M. Last) as well as the names of any co-authors.
  • On the next line, simply write the name of the department and university for each contributor. Use superscripts to connect them, as shown in the example. 
  • If you need to include an author note, do so at the bottom of the page.
  • You also need to include an abstract section with relevant keywords.