There is no maximum length for titles; however, keep titles focused and include key terms. Place one double-spaced blank line between the paper title and the author names. Center author names on their own line. For a student paper, the affiliation is the institution where the student attends school.
Include both the name of any department and the name of the college, university, or other institution, separated by a comma. Center the affiliation on the next double-spaced line after the author name s. Provide the course number as shown on instructional materials, followed by a colon and the course name.
Center the course number and name on the next double-spaced line after the author affiliation. Provide the name of the instructor for the course using the format shown on instructional materials. Center the instructor name on the next double-spaced line after the course number and name. Provide the due date for the assignment. Center the due date on the next double-spaced line after the instructor name. Use the date format commonly used in your country.
Use the page number 1 on the title page. Use the automatic page-numbering function of your word processing program to insert page numbers in the top right corner of the page header. The professional title page includes the paper title, author names the byline , author affiliation s , author note, running head, and page number, as shown in the following example. When different authors have different affiliations, use superscript numerals after author names to connect the names to the appropriate affiliation s.
If all authors have the same affiliation, superscript numerals are not used see Section 2. For a professional paper, the affiliation is the institution at which the research was conducted. Center the affiliation on the next double-spaced line after the author names; when there are multiple affiliations, center each affiliation on its own line.
When different authors have different affiliations, use superscript numerals before affiliations to connect the affiliations to the appropriate author s. Do not use superscript numerals if all authors share the same affiliations see Section 2. Place the author note in the bottom half of the title page.
For further information on the contents of the author note, see Section 2. The running head appears in all-capital letters in the page header of all pages, including the title page. Align the running head to the left margin. Title Page Setup. The institutional affiliation. An author note; optional professional papers only. A student paper should also include course information. Note : APA 7 provides slightly different directions for formatting the title pages of professional papers e.
APA professional title page template. APA student title page template. Note : All text on the title page should be double-spaced and typed in either point, Times New Roman font. In the 7th edition of the APA style manual, running heads are only required for professional papers that are being submitted for publication student papers do not require a running head, but still need a page number. Your title page should contain a running head that is flush left at the top of the page and a page number that is flush right at the top of the page.
Position the title of the paper in the upper half of the page. The title should be centered and written in boldface, and important words should be capitalized. The APA recommend that your title should be a maximum of 12 words and should not contain abbreviations or words that serve no purpose. If there are three or more authors, separate the authors' names with commas and use "and" before the last author's name.
A student paper should also include the course number and name, instructor name, and assignment due date. McLeod, S.