Margins: Use one inch margins on all pages.
Indents: Use a 1/2 inch indent.
Page Headers: Short title headers are placed at the top of the page, aligned with the page number.
Be sure to ask your instructor or the publisher to whom you're submitting the paper for more specific formatting rules.
Some publishers require a structured abstract depending on the type of research paper submitted. Be sure to check what the publisher's requirements are.
Basic format for structured abstracts can be seen in PubMed: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/policy/structured_abstracts.html.