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Plagiarism and APA Style Guide, 6th edition: Title Page

This guide is designed to assist students with using the APA style for their research papers. It covers, formatting a paper, citing sources and references in accordance with the APA style guide.

Title Page

Title Page

The title page includes Running Head, Page Number, Title of the Paper, your Name, and the Institutional Affiliation.


The title should be provided in title case at the center of the page vertically and horizontally. Per APA style, you should not use abbreviations/contractions in your title, and it should not be more than 12 words in length. Also you should avoid using words that serve no purpose; therefore, the title should be very concise and should clearly describe what the paper is about.

See page 23-24 of the manual for more information.

Author Name(s) & Institution

Beneath the title, type the author's or authors' full name(s). Do not use titles (Dr.) or degrees (Ph.D.). If there are two authors, separate the authors' names with and. If there are three or more authors, separate the authors' names with commas and use and before the last author's name. Below the author name(s), add the institutional affiliation. Spell out the name of the institution fully.

See pages 23-24 & 28 of the manual for more information.


See the example title page below:



American Psychological Association. (2009). The publication process. In Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (pp. 225-243). Washington, DC:  Author.