APA Title Page Templates

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When you are writing a paper in the American Psychological Association (APA) style, you should be following some general instructions for the formatting. For reference on the proper structure, the full guidelines are in the APA Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

The APA title page can be created with the free title page templates offered here, and with the recommendations below.

APA Cover Page Format

  • Line spacing– Double Spaced
  • Font– This should be an easy-to-read serif font for your text. APA recommendation is Times New Roman if your institution doesn’t specify a different font.
  • Font Size– 12 point
  • Margins– One-inch all around

Many of these formatting items are common with the rest of your APA paper, but remember that each institution and professor may have separate specifications for how they want your paper formatted. Ultimately, they have the final say for requirements so be sure to check with them for any differences.

The APA Publication will have the following two items on every page, beginning with the title page:

Running Head

Think of this as your abbreviated title. According to the American Psychological Association blog, this is a short title that should be at the top of every page. This page header’s purpose is twofold:

  • Identification– identifying the page for the reader in case of page separation
  • Anonymity– keeping the author nameless during the review process if submitting the paper for publication

Running Head Formatting:

  • Typed in all capital letters
  • Placed in the header, flush left
  • Prefix it with the words “Running head:” (remember the colon) on the cover page only
  • No more than 50 characters long, including spaces

Page Number

Each of the pages of your APA style paper will have a page number following the below rules

  • Placement: top right corner in header of the page with the running head
  • Numbering: begin with 1 on the title page
  • Justification: right justified

APA Cover Page Sections

According to the Purdue Online Writing Lab, your APA essay title page should contain three major sections. All information in these lines should be:

  • Double spaced
  • Centered
  • Use both upper and lower case text
  • Use the same easy-to-read serif font either specified by the institution or the APA recommended Times New Roman in 12 point.

The three sections are as follows:

APA Paper Title

The title should follow the below instructions:

  • Not be more than 12 words long
  • May take up to two lines on your paper if need be.
  • Concise
  • Avoid the use of abbreviations
  • Unlike references and titles of work you are citing within the body of your essay, the title of your paper must not be boldface or in italics.

Name of the Author

This will be the only place that you put your name so your paper can be anonymous when submitting it for review for publication without the title page. There is no need to put anything other than your name on this line, and it should be as follows:

  • The author’s full name, including their middle initial
  • Placed under the title
  • Do not to include titles or degrees after the name

Institutional Affiliation

Under the author byline should be the institutional affiliation where the author conducted the research for the APA style paper. Again, just the name of the institution is required, without any descriptive text preceding it.

Free APA Title Page Examples

See below to download the template, and start putting together your essay in the correct APA Paper Format. This portion of your work should be fairly simple to put together, once you have read through these guides and are using one of the title page templates.


At apastyle.org, you can get more instructions on writing the title page, as well as how to put together your reference list and other parts of the essay.

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Standard format

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