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: 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.
edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
For more information, please consult the Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA.
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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use.Your essay should be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11"), with 1" margins on all sides. Include a page header (also known as the "running head") at the top of every page.You should use a clear font that is highly readable. To create a page header/running head, insert page numbers flush right.It’s the very first part of your paper that anyone will see, so a glaring mistake here will create a bad impression, long before anybody starts to assess the quality of your work.It’s a cliché, but people really do judge a book (or research paper! There is an APA approved standard for title pages but, again, it’s important to inquire about the specific requirements for your department and university.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.The text in this article is licensed under the Creative Commons-License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).This means you're free to copy, share and adapt any parts (or all) of the text in the article, as long as you give appropriate credit and provide a link/reference to this page. You don't need our permission to copy the article; just include a link/reference back to this page.To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart.You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL You Tube Channel.