Answered By: Theresa Bell
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2018     Views: 1369

Place all page numbers in the top right corner in the header. Though the APA Style rules ask for page numbering to start on the title page, a common academic convention is to include the title page in the total page count but start the numbering on page two. Please see the "APA Help Guide" for an example of this approach. It's a good idea to ask your instructor what information he or she prefers on title pages, including page numbers, when you start a new course as instructors have the final say on requirements for academic title pages.

When numbering pages, use Arabic numerals (e.g., 1, 2, 3) throughout the document, and continue the page numbers sequentially to the end of the report, including all appendices (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 229). 

For instructions on setting up the running head and page number so they appear on the same line, please see "Aligning the running head and page numbers".


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.