Summary: This new, fourth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the first revision since the 1983 edition, offers updated information in four key areas: reporting statistics; writing without bias; preparing manuscripts with a word processor for electronic production; and publishing research in accordance with ethical principles of scientific publishing.
Two goals shape the changes throughout the fourth edition: (a) to encourage a ...show moreuthors to write about their research with specificity and (b) to write about their participants with sensitivity and accuracy.
Regular users of the Publication Manual will find the chapters on editorial style and manuscript preparation to be comfortably familiar and a bit easier to use than in previous editions. Manuscript format requirements are more flexible and enable authors to take advantage of default settings available on most word processors.
The Publication Manual gives you all the information you need about the process of publication---from organizing, writing, keying, and submitting your manuscript, to seeing the accepted manuscript through production and publication. Plus, this fourth edition raises awareness of ethics issues in publishing and of choosing accurate, sensitive words in describing people. ...show less
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