Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association / Edition 6
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association / Edition 6
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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association / Edition 6

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by American Psychological Association
     
 

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. Well-known for its

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The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. Well-known for its authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, and tone that will result in strong, simple, and elegant scientific communication. The sixth edition offers new and expanded instruction on publication ethics, statistics, journal article reporting standards, electronic reference formats, and the construction of tables and figures. The sixth edition has been revised and updated to include new ethics guidance on such topics as determining authorship and terms of collaboration, duplicate publication, plagiarism and self-plagiarism, disguising of participants, validity of instrumentation, and making data available to others for verification; new journal article reporting standards to help readers report empirical research with clarity and precision; simplified APA heading style to make it more conducive to electronic publication; updated guidelines for reducing bias in language to reflect current practices and preferences, including a new section on presenting historical language that is inappropriate by present standards; new guidelines for reporting inferential statistics and a significantly revised table of statistical abbreviations new instruction on using supplemental files containing lengthy data sets and other media; significantly expanded content on the electronic presentation of data to help readers understand the purpose of each kind of display and choose the best match for communicating the results of the investigation, with new examples for a variety of data displays, includi

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433805615
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
07/20/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
182
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Table Examples, Figures, and Figure Examples
Preface
Introduction
1Content and Organization of a Manuscript3
Quality of Content4
Characteristics of Articles6
Parts of a Manuscript10
Quality of Presentation29
2Expressing Ideas and Reducing Bias in Language31
Writing Style31
Grammar40
Guidelines to Reduce Bias in Language61
3APA Editorial Style77
Punctuation78
Spelling89
Capitalization94
Italics100
Abbreviations103
Headings and Series111
Quotations117
Numbers122
Metrication130
Statistical and Mathematical Copy136
Tables147
Figures176
Footnotes and Notes202
Appendixes205
Reference Citations in Text207
4Reference List215
5Manuscript Preparation and Sample Papers to be Submitted for Publication283
The Author's Responsibilities284
General Instructions for Preparing the Paper Manuscript284
Instructions for Typing the Parts of a Manuscript296
Sample Paper and Outlines305
6Material Other Than Journal Articles321
Theses, Dissertations, and Student Papers321
Converting the Dissertation Into a Journal Article326
Material for Oral Presentation329
Material Published in Abbreviated Form330
7Manuscript Acceptance and Production331
Transmitting the Accepted Manuscript for Production332
Reviewing the Copyedited Manuscript335
Proofreading336
After the Article is Published342
8Journals Program of the American Psychological Association345
Policies Governing the Journals345
Editorial Management of Manuscripts357
9Bibliography363
App. AChecklist for Manuscript Submission379
App. BChecklist for Transmitting Accepted Manuscripts for Electronic Production385
App. CEthical Standards for the Reporting and Publishing of Scientific Information387
App. DReferences to Legal Materials397
App. E: Sample Cover Letter411
Index413

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