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

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.

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)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Table Examples, Figures, and Figure ExamplesXV
Organization of the Fifth EditionXXIV
Specific Style Changes in the Fifth EditionXXVI
How to Use the Publication ManualXXVI
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
Guidelines to Reduce Bias in Language61
3APA Editorial Style77
Headings and Series111
Statistical and Mathematical Copy136
Footnotes and Notes202
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
After the Article is Published342
8Journals Program of the American Psychological Association345
Policies Governing the Journals345
Editorial Management of Manuscripts357
Appendix AChecklist for Manuscript Submission379
Title Page and Abstract380
Paragraphs and Headings380
Mathematics and Statistics380
Units of Measurement380
Notes and Footnotes381
Tables and Figures381
Copyright and Quotations382
Submitting the Manuscript382
Note to Students382
Appendix BChecklist for Transmitting Accepted Manuscripts for Electronic Production385
Preparing the Electronic File385
Appendix CEthical Standards for the Reporting and Publishing of Scientific Information387
Appendix DReferences to Legal Materials397
Appendix ESample Cover Letter411

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most people aren't crazy about this book but have to buy it because it is required- in other words, people buy this book because they have to use the format and style it discusses in order to write and submit a paper. Other than that, I don't know who else would go out of their way to buy this thing. It's thick and not thumb indexed the best. Other psychological books readers may benefit from include The Sixty-Second Motivator.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book serves as the only true publication manual for psychological research. A 'must-have' for anyone in the field.
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bschrack More than 1 year ago
Very helpful in my Masters classes..
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mrbuoy More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my daughter who just received her doctorate. She uses it as a guide.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because it was mandatory. I found the book to be informative and an excellent source for citing and referencing. It needs to clarify the section on citing internet sources especially pages that are in a site from another source. I referred to it often when referencing and writing a further reading bibliography.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Use this book if you do a lot of academic writing (i.e. submit a lot of manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals). It's basically a big standard used in the industry and is the style manual of choice used by many professionals who do a lot of writing about research. Book includes things such as the latest guidelines for submitting papers electronically, guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and lots of details such as how to use hyphens, dashes- well, you get the idea. Basically a very popular reference book used by professors and students, readers will also appreciate its thumb-indexing on the ends of the pages for quickly finding selected topics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the only APA book offered at my college bookstore, so I purchased it. It is OK for the student who needs to use APA format. It does give examples. It tends to be hard to read and in a format that isn't what I thought it would be. I'm still looking for the perfect APA book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This manual was used in reference to writing papers for an online education class. The APA style of writing is a way of organizing and writing papers,manuscripts, and journals in the medical and education fields. This manual was helpful in learning the different styles of organizIng papers and how to publish references and bibiographies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although used by my university, the manual is not user friendly. Its samples and instructions can easily go over one's head.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As someone making the transition from writing academic papers to writing about the psychology of grief for a wider and more general audience, I am immensely grateful for the PUBLICATION MANUAL OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. By the way, for a very interesting case study and exploration of grief I cannot recommend highly enough IN THE GHOST COUNTRY by Peter Hillary and John Elder. Beautifully written, innovative and very different.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Are you an idiot, Chili-D? This book isn't about psychology; this book is about how to write and publish correctly. Anyways...the book is thorough and a must-have if you're serious about your papers, or if you want your book to be as correct as possible. Despite it thoroughness however, it's not an easy read. Only for those who are serious about what they do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Readings are comprehensive to all general readers
Guest More than 1 year ago
This manual was perfect for helping me start my own business. It was simple and easy to use.