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Title:
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.
Edition:
6th ed.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2010.
ISBN:
9781433805615
Physical Description:
xviii, 272 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
List of tables and figures -- Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Organization of the sixth edition -- Specific changes in the sixth edition -- How to use the publication manual -- 1: Writing For The Behavioral And Social Sciences -- Types of Articles -- Empirical studies -- Literature reviews -- Theoretical articles -- Methodological articles -- Case studies -- Other types of articles -- Ethical and legal standards in publishing -- Ensuring the accuracy of scientific knowledge -- Ethical reporting of research results -- Data retention and sharing -- Duplicate and piecemeal publication of data -- Plagiarism and self-plagiarism -- Protection the rights and welfare of research participants -- Rights and confidentiality of research participants -- Conflict of interest -- Protecting intellectual property rights -- Publication credit -- Reviewers -- Author's copyright on an unpublished manuscript -- Planning for ethical compliance -- 2: Manuscript Structure And Content -- Journal article reporting standards -- Manuscript elements -- Title -- Author's name (byline) and institutional affiliation -- Author note -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Method -- Results -- Discussion -- Multiple experiments -- Meta-analyses -- References -- Footnotes -- Appendices and supplemental materials -- Sample papers -- 3: Writing Clearly And Concisely -- Organization -- Length -- Organizing a manuscript with headings -- Levels of heading -- Seriation -- Writing style -- Continuity in presentation of ideas -- Smoothness of expression -- Tone -- Economy of expression -- Precision and clarity -- Linguistic devices -- Strategies to improve writing style -- Reducing bias in language -- General guidelines for reducing bias -- Guideline 1: Describe at the appropriate level of specificity -- Guideline 2: Be sensitive to labels -- Guideline 3: Acknowledge participation -- Reducing bias by topic -- Gender -- Sexual orientation -- Racial and ethnic identity -- Disabilities -- Age -- Historical and interpretive inaccuracies -- Grammar and usages -- Verbs -- Agreement of subject and verb -- Pronouns -- Misplaced and dangling modifiers and use of adverbs -- Relative pronouns and subordinate conjunctions -- Parallel construction -- 4: Mechanics Of Style -- Punctuation -- Spacing after punctuation marks -- Period -- Comma -- Semicolon -- Colon -- Dash -- Quotation marks -- Double or single quotation marks -- Parentheses -- Brackets -- Slash -- Spelling -- Preferred spelling -- Hyphenation -- Capitalization -- Words beginning a sentence -- Major words in title and headings -- Proper nouns and trade names -- Nouns followed by numerals or letters -- Title of tests -- Names of conditions or groups in an experiment -- Names of factors, variables, and effects -- Italics -- Use of italics -- Abbreviations -- Use of abbreviations -- Explanation of abbreviations -- Abbreviations accepted as words -- Abbreviations used often in APA journals -- Latin abbreviations -- Scientific abbreviations -- Other abbreviations -- Plurals of abbreviations -- Abbreviations beginning a sentence -- Numbers -- Numbers expressed in numerals -- Numbers expressed in words -- Combining numerals and words to express numbers -- Ordinal numbers -- Decimal fractions -- Roman numerals -- Commas in numbers -- Plurals of numbers -- Metrication -- Policy on metrication -- Style for metric units -- Statistical and mathematical copy -- Selecting effective presentation -- References for statistics -- Formulas -- Statistics in text --Statistical symbols -- Spacing, alignment, and punctuation -- Equations -- Equations in text -- Displayed equations -- Preparing statistical and mathematical copy -- 5: Displaying Results -- General guidance on table and figures -- Purposes of data displays -- Design and preparation of a data display -- Graphical versus textual presentation -- Formatting tables and figures -- Table and figure numbers -- Permission to reproduce data displays -- Tables -- Conciseness in tables -- Table layout -- Standard forms -- Relation of tables and text -- Relation between tables -- Table titles -- Table headings -- Table body -- Continence intervals in tables -- Table notes -- Ruling of tables -- Presenting data in specific types of tables -- Table checklist -- Figures -- Principles of figure use and construction -- Types of figures -- Standards for figures -- Figure legends and captions -- Planning figures -- Preparation of figures -- Presenting electrophysiological, radiological, and other biological data -- Electrophysiological data -- Radiological (imaging) data -- Genetic data -- Photographs -- Figure checklist -- 6: Crediting Sources -- When to cite -- Plagiarism -- Self-plagiarism -- Quoting and paraphrasing -- Direct quotation of sources -- Paraphrasing material -- Direct quotations of online material without pagination -- Accuracy of quotations -- Changes from the source requiring no explanation -- changes from the source requiring explanation -- Citations within quotations -- Permission to quote, reprint, or adapt -- Citing references in text -- One work by one author -- One work by multiple authors -- Groups as authors -- Authors with the same surname -- Works with no identified author or with an anonymous author -- Two or more works within the same parentheses -- Secondary sources -- Classical works -- Citing specific parts of a source -- Personal communications -- Citations in parenthetical material -- Reference list -- Construction of an accurate and complete reference list -- Consistency -- Using the archival copy or version of record -- Order of references in the reference list -- References included in a meta-analysis -- Reference components -- Author and editor information -- Publication date -- Title -- Publication information -- Electronic sources and locator information -- providing publication data for electronic sources -- 7: Reference Examples -- Types and variations -- Examples of type -- Periodicals -- Books, reference books, and book chapters -- Technical and research reports -- Meetings and symposia -- Doctoral dissertations and master's theses -- Reviews and peer commentary -- Audiovisual media -- Data sets, software, measurement instruments, and apparatus -- Unpublished and informally published works -- Archival documents and collections -- Internet message boards, electronic mailing lists, and other online communities -- Appendix 7-1: References to legal materials -- General forms -- Text citations of legal materials -- Court decisions (bluebook rule) -- Statutes (bluebook rule 12) -- Legislative materials (bluebook rule 13) -- Administrative and executive materials (bluebook rule 14) -- Patents -- 8: Publication Process -- Editorial process -- Peer review -- Manuscript acceptance or rejection -- Author responsibilities -- Preparing the manuscript for submission -- Complying with ethical, legal, and policy requirements -- Publisher policy requirements -- Working with the publisher when the manuscript has been accepted -- Checklist for manuscript submission -- Appendix: Journal article reporting standards (JARS), Meta-analysis reporting standards (MARS), and flow of participants through each stage of an experiment or Quasi-experiment -- References -- Index.
Abstract:
From the Publisher: 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.
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