Pages after the title page should have a running head that looks like this: TITLE OF YOUR PAPER. After consulting with publication specialists at the APA, OWL. The title page (cover page) is the first page of your paper, essay or dissertation. The sixth edition APA Style Publication Manual states that an. APA format requires that your paper include: A cover or title page; The paper itself (body/text); A references page; Appendices (if necessary).