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APA Research Paper Title Page: How to Write Guide

25 Jul 2017Research Paper Writing Guides

Research works written in APA style must strictly have the title page. This requirement tells this formatting standard from other but gives some special opportunities instead. Rules of building it up are both elementary and strict.


The title of your work should be located in the heart of the page relatively to the vertical axis, centered regarding side margins and typed in the standard for style font and its size. APA does not oblige but hints that it should not be very long and contain useless information. Use standard capitalization while writing the name. Starting from the moment of writing the title, all the text on the title page should be double-spaced.

Personal details

After indicating the name of the work, its author may reveal his personality. It goes identically to the previous action only changing information from designation of the study to the first and last name of the writer consecutively. It means that personal details are typed directly below the heading. By the same rules, the name of the institution, under the auspices of which the survey is conducted, appears lower.

Running head

It represents a miniature of the title that haunts the reader all over the paper. It is placed in the header of each page. When the name may contain as many words as author needs, running head consists of recognizable or concise part of the name of the work and concerning the front page, running head is entirely typed in capital letters. Its length cannot exceed 50 words. Reminder “Running Head”, written in this actual way and followed by a colon, goes before the shortened heading.

Page number

The numbering of the pages in APA coincides with numbering in other formatting styles. The front page is also included in the list of numbered pages. Arabic numeral, which is standardly placed in the upper right corner of the header.


You may ask, which `special opportunities` gives front page? The eye-catching nature of the cover favorably tells APA research paper from the other.

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