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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2019     Views: 112974

APA 6th Edition 

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. If you're unsure of which approach to take, please ask your instructor for his or her preference. 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".

Reference

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

APA 7th Edition

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 (APA, 2020, p. 30). Page numbers should be right-aligned in the header (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 44); see the page numbers in the Annotated Student Sample Paper for examples of this formatting. The APA Style manual asks that both journal article manuscripts and student papers display a page number on the title page, but students should follow the guidelines of their course instructor to determine the appropriate title page format. If you are uncertain whether to provide a page number on the title page of your work, please check with your instructor or advisor. 

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000