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APA Guide: 7th Edition

Student Title Page Elements

The title page includes the following elements: Page number, Paper title, Author, Author Affiliation, Course, Instructor, and Due Date.  Remember, your instructor can include other requirements for your assignment.  Refer to their instructions carefully.

Your title page and paper is double-spaced. Use 1-inch margins. 

Acceptable Fonts:

  • 11-point Calibri 
  • 11-point Arial
  • 10-point Lucida Sans Unicode 
  • 12-point Times New Roman
  • 11-point Georgia
  • 10-point Computer Modern 1 


  • Should summarize the main idea in a succinct way.
  • Include strong keywords so that readers can find your work in a database or by using a search engine.
  • Avoid using abbreviations in a title.
  • The title should be provided in title caseThis means that all major words are capitalized. 
  • Be bolded, centered, and begin 3-4 lines down from the top margin of the paper.
  • Put a double-spaced blank line between the title and the byline.
  • The paper title also appears at the top of the first page of your paper.

Author Name(s) (Byline)

  • Beneath the title, type the author's or authors' full name(s).
  • Do not use titles or degrees.
  • Multiple authors:
    • ​Order the names of authors based on their contributions.
    • Write all of the names on the same line.
    • Center the names in a standard font.
    • Use the word "and" instead of the & symbol between the authors as follows:
      • Smith and Doe
      • Smith, Doe, and Jones

Author Affiliation

  • Identify where you worked or studied when the body of work was completed.
  • Include no more than two affiliations for each author.
  • Academic affiliations:
    • Include the name of the department and the name of the institution separated by a comma.
      • Example:  College of Nursing and Health Innovation, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Nonacademic affiliations:
    • Include the department or division.
    • Include the name of the institution.
    • Include the location of the institution.
    • Separate by commas.
      • Example:  Hematology/Oncology, Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • No institutional affiliation:
    • Include the location.

Locations should include the city, state, province, and country.

Course Name

  • Put the course number and name below the Author Affiliation.


  • Include your instructor(s) name below the Course Name
    • Check with your instructor on the preferred name.

Due Date

  • Place the month, date, and year after the Instructor(s) name(s).


See the example title page below:

Student Title Page Example





All content on this guide comes from the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and from the APA Style Blog.


American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). 

American Psychological Association. (2020, October). Blog