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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: 978-1433805622

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Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Publisher: American Psychological Association - APA
Published: 1997
International: No
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Publication Manual of the APA - American Psychological Association (2nd Printing) - 6TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1433805622

American Psychological Association - APA

ISBN13: 978-1433805622
ISBN10: 1433805626
Cover type: Spiral
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