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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6ed

by American Psychological Association American Psychological Association
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Pbk 272 pages
AU$73.00 NZ$75.65
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The Publication Manual is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators. Although it is specifically designed to help writers in the behavioral sciences and social sciences, anyone who writes non-fiction prose can benefit from its guidance. The newly-revised Sixth Edition has not only been rewritten. It has also been thoroughly rethought and reorganized, making it the most user-friendly Publication Manual the APA has ever produced.

You will be able to find answers to your questions faster than ever before. When you need advice on how to present information, including text, data, and graphics, for publication in any type of format - such as college and university papers, professional journals, presentations for colleagues, and online publication - you will find the advice you’re looking for in the Publication Manual. When you purchase the Publication Manual, you are purchasing more than a book. You are also gaining access to an extensive Web site totally devoted to your writing concerns. The site is updated regularly, so the latest information will be always at your fingertips. The Sixth Edition proffers the latest thinking on providing reference formats for new technologies and online sources, essential to today’s research process.

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List of Tables and Figures






Editorial Staff




Writing for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Types of ArticlesEthical and Legal Standards in PublishingEnsuring the Accuracy of Scientific KnowledgeProtecting the Rights and Welfare of Research ParticipantsProtecting Intellectual Property Rights

Manuscript Structure and Content

Journal Article Reporting StandardsManuscript ElementsSample Papers

Writing Clearly and Concisely

OrganizationWriting StyleReducing Bias in LanguageGeneral Guidelines for Reducing BiasReducing Bias by TopicGrammar and Usage

The Mechanics of Style

PunctuationSpellingCapitalizationItalicsAbbreviationsNumbersMetricationStatistical and Mathematical CopyEquations

Displaying Results

General Guidance on Tables and FiguresTablesFiguresPresenting Electrophysiological, Radiological, and Other Biological Data

Crediting Sources

When to CiteQuoting and ParaphrasingCiting References in TextBasic In-Text Citation StylesReference ListReference Components

Reference Examples

Types and VariationsExamples by TypeAppendix 7.1: References to Legal Materials

The Publication Process

Editorial ProcessAuthor Responsibilities

Appendix: Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS), Meta-Analysis Reporting Standards (MARS), and Flow of Participants Through Each Stage of an Experiment or Quasi-Experiment