Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

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by American Psychological Association
     
 

With millions of copies sold, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration, and other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is

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Overview

With millions of copies sold, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration, and other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is fundamental.

In addition to providing clear guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, the Publication Manual offers an authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system and comprehensive coverage of the treatment of numbers, metrication, statistical and mathematical data, tables, and figures for use in writing, reports, or presentations.

  • The latest guidelines and examples for referencing electronic and online sources
  • New and revised guidelines for submitting papers electronically
  • Improved guidelines for avoiding plagiarism
  • Simplified formatting guidelines for writers using up-to-date word-processing software
  • All new guidelines for presenting case studies
  • Improved guidelines for the construction of tables
  • Updates on copyright and permissions issues for writers
  • New reference examples for audiovisual media and patents
  • An expanded and improved index for quick and easy access

Writers, scholars, and professionals will also find:

  • New guidelines on how to choose text, tables, or figures to present data
  • Guidelines for writing cover letters for submitting articles for publication, plus a sample letter
  • Expanded guidelines on the retention of raw data
  • New advice on establishing written agreements for the use of shared data
  • New information onthe responsibilities of co-authors

New and experienced readers alike will find the 5th Edition a complete resource for writing, presenting, or publishing with clarity and persuasiveness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557987914
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
439
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.95(d)

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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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