First, your paper must be typed on standard-sized paper (8.5” x 11”), using one-inch margins on each side.APA also requires double-spacing and the use of a font that is legible. Times New Roman font is preferred, although you should always consult your teacher or professor if in doubt about the font.Your abstract can also include keywords from your paper.
This sometimes requires a main title followed by a subtitle that elaborates on the main title, in which case the main title and subtitle are separated by a colon.
Here are some titles from recent issues of professional journals published by the American Psychological Association.
This is how the running head should appear on the title page: Running head: TITLE OF PAPEROn every subsequent page, the running head should look as follows: TITLE OF PAPERYour title should be centered, typed in upper and lowercase letters, and located in the upper half of the page.
APA recommends limiting your title length to a maximum of 12 words and avoiding the use of abbreviations and unnecessary words.
An APA format title page should include the title of your paper, your name, and the school, college or university where you study.
The page header should be inserted flush left while the page numbering should be flush right and at the top of the page.
Recall that the standard sections of an empirical research report provide a kind of outline.
Here we consider each of these sections in detail, including what information it contains, how that information is formatted and organized, and tips for writing each section.
Below the title are the authors’ names and, on the next line, their institutional affiliation—the university or other institution where the authors worked when they conducted the research.
As we have already seen, the authors are listed in an order that reflects their contribution to the research.