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.
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.02(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.95(d)|
Table of Contents
|List of Tables, Table Examples, Figures, and Figure Examples||XV|
|Organization of the Fifth Edition||XXIV|
|Specific Style Changes in the Fifth Edition||XXVI|
|How to Use the Publication Manual||XXVI|
|1||Content and Organization of a Manuscript||3|
|Quality of Content||4|
|Characteristics of Articles||6|
|Parts of a Manuscript||10|
|Quality of Presentation||29|
|2||Expressing Ideas and Reducing Bias in Language||31|
|Guidelines to Reduce Bias in Language||61|
|3||APA Editorial Style||77|
|Headings and Series||111|
|Statistical and Mathematical Copy||136|
|Footnotes and Notes||202|
|Reference Citations in Text||207|
|5||Manuscript Preparation and Sample Papers to be Submitted for Publication||283|
|The Author's Responsibilities||284|
|General Instructions for Preparing the Paper Manuscript||284|
|Instructions for Typing the Parts of a Manuscript||296|
|Sample Paper and Outlines||305|
|6||Material Other Than Journal Articles||321|
|Theses, Dissertations, and Student Papers||321|
|Converting the Dissertation Into a Journal Article||326|
|Material for Oral Presentation||329|
|Material Published in Abbreviated Form||330|
|7||Manuscript Acceptance and Production||331|
|Transmitting the Accepted Manuscript for Production||332|
|Reviewing the Copyedited Manuscript||335|
|After the Article is Published||342|
|8||Journals Program of the American Psychological Association||345|
|Policies Governing the Journals||345|
|Editorial Management of Manuscripts||357|
|Appendix A||Checklist for Manuscript Submission||379|
|Title Page and Abstract||380|
|Paragraphs and Headings||380|
|Mathematics and Statistics||380|
|Units of Measurement||380|
|Notes and Footnotes||381|
|Tables and Figures||381|
|Copyright and Quotations||382|
|Submitting the Manuscript||382|
|Note to Students||382|
|Appendix B||Checklist for Transmitting Accepted Manuscripts for Electronic Production||385|
|Preparing the Electronic File||385|
|Appendix C||Ethical Standards for the Reporting and Publishing of Scientific Information||387|
|Appendix D||References to Legal Materials||397|
|Appendix E||Sample Cover Letter||411|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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Very helpful in my Masters classes..
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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.
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.
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Readings are comprehensive to all general readers
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