The 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual provides alternative instructions for formatting student research papers from those used for formatting professional manuscripts. Guidelines and examples are listed in this guide, which include elements optional in student papers such as Running Head. Please refer to assignment instructions provided by your professor for their guidelines on formatting your assignment.
The Publication Manual includes instructions for formatting your paper. Paper format guidelines can also be found on the APA Style Website, including instructions on fonts, spacing, and organization as well as formatting a title page, headers, and a references page.