APA Series Part Four: APA Title Page
An example of an APA title page will help you create your own
According to The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), the title page should include the title of the paper, the author’s name and institutional affiliation (if any), and a running head. The running head may be the same as the paper’s title if it is less than 50 characters—if not, a shortened title is necessary. The running head begins with the phrase “Running head,” which is followed by a colon, and then the abbreviated title in capital letters. According to APA style, an author note is sometimes included in the title page of your papers to be published. This includes complete department/institution affiliation, any changes in affiliation since completion of the paper, acknowledgements, and contact information.
If you are submitting this APA paper for a class, your professor may have specific requirements about what should be included on a title page. Likely an author note is not necessary, but you may be required to include your student number, the course code, or the date. Be sure to check for any special instructions.
Remember, your APA references are important, so don't forget to format them properly throughout the body of your paper and in your APA Reference page. And of course, if you aren't sure you are formatting your title page or paper properly, send it over to our essay proofreaders for a style check. If you would like to learn more about essay writing, check out Scribendi.com’s e-book How to Write an Essay in Five Easy Steps.
Example APA Title Page
Running head: CRITIQUING RATSMITH’S THEORY OF MODERN PUMPKINOLOGY
Critiquing Paul Ratsmith’s Theory of Modern Pumpkinology: The Truth about Pumpkins and Rats
Jennifer J. Jennings
The University of Nowheresville
Jennifer J. Jennings, Department of Animal-Vegetation Liaisons, University of Nowheresville.
This research was supported in part by grants from the Important Studies Grant Program, the Institute for Wildlife Truth, and the National Squash Foundation.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Jennifer Jennings, Department of Animal-Vegetation Liaisons, University of Nowheresville, Nowheresville, MI 55555.