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Publication Manual of the APA - American Psychological Association (2nd Printing)

Publication Manual of the APA - American Psychological Association (2nd Printing) - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-1433805592

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ISBN10: 1433805596
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Publisher: American Psychological Association - APA
Published: 1997
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Publication Manual of the APA - American Psychological Association (2nd Printing) - 6TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1433805592

American Psychological Association - APA

ISBN13: 978-1433805592
ISBN10: 1433805596
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Publisher: American Psychological Association - APA

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

The American Psychological Association (APA)
Publication Manual - 6th Edition, has released updates. To print
updates, or access a blog about the additional information,
please visit APA's Web site or copy this URL into a new Web browser:
http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2009/10/note-to-apa-style-community-sixth-edition-corrections.html

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 new edition has been revised and updated to include:

* 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 on the responsibilities of co-authors

New and experienced readers alike will find the 6th Edition a complete resource for writing, presenting, or publishing with clarity and persuasiveness.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents List of Tables, Table Examples, Figures, and Figure Examples Preface Introduction

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 Writing Style 31 Grammar 40 Guidelines to Reduce Bias in Language 61

3 APA Editorial Style 77 Punctuation 78 Spelling 89 Capitalization 94 Italics 100 Abbreviations 103 Headings and Series 111 Quotations 117 Numbers 122 Metrication 130 Statistical and Mathematical Copy 136 Tables 147 Figures 176 Footnotes and Notes 202 Appendixes 205 Reference Citations in Text 207

4 Reference List 215

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 Proofreading 336 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 9 Bibliography 363 App. A Checklist for Manuscript Submission 379 App. B Checklist for Transmitting Accepted Manuscripts for Electronic Production 385 App. C Ethical Standards for the Reporting and Publishing of Scientific Information 387 App. D References to Legal Materials 397 App. E: Sample Cover Letter 411 Index 413