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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - 6th edition

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - 6th edition

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - 6th edition

SBN: 1433805618

ISBN-13: 9781433805615

Authors: American Psychological Association

Details of the book:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is basically a manual for the choice of students, educators, editors and writers in the behavioral and social sciences. This book is a great help to reduce error in language and to learn about word choices in one's writing. It is well known for its reliability and the references used here are user friendly. Moreover, this particular manual provides guidance on how to choose the appropriate tables, figures, headings and tone ,so that, the writing as a whole will be quite presentable and will help to build an elegant, strong and simple communication. The sixth edition gives instructions on statistics, journal article reporting standards, publication ethics, tables and figures construction, and electronic reference formats. The updated and revised version of the sixth edition provides aid to terms of collaboration, determining authorship, plagiarism and self-plagiarism,, duplicate publication, validity of instrumentation, disguising of participants and data availability for verification. It is also a great help to the readers to report research with precision and clarity. APA heading style is also simplified foe electronic publication. Guidelines are also updated to reduce bias in language so that current practices and preferences can be reflected and new section is also included to present historical language that is not appropriate by current standards. Also a revised table of statistical abbreviations and new guidelines for inferential statistics are also included here. Instructions are also there to use supplemental files that will contain lengthy data sets. The significantly expanded form of data in the manual helps the readers to make out the purpose of all kinds of display and selecting the best match for communication purposes with new illustrations for a number of data displays, including biological and electrophysiological data. Information regarding all aspects of reference citations with elaborate discussion on electronic sources that emphasizes the role of the digital object identifier (DOI) for locating information in a reliable manner is included. Public processes are discussed thoroughly that contains the function and process of review, where legal, ethical and policy requirements in publications are discussed. Apart from this a guideline on the working with the publisher while the article is in the press are also included in the manual.

The book contains the following:

  • Introduction

    • Writing for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
    • Types of Articles
    • Ethical and Legal Standards in Publishing
    • Ensuring the Accuracy of Scientific Knowledge
    • Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Research Participants
    • Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
  • Manuscript Structure and Content

    • Journal Article Reporting Standards
    • Manuscript Elements
    • Sample Papers
  • Writing Clearly and Concisely

    • Organization
    • Writing Style
    • Reducing Bias in Language
    • General Guidelines for Reducing Bias
    • Reducing Bias by Topic
    • Grammar and Usage
  • The Mechanics of Style

    • Punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Capitalization
    • Italics
    • Abbreviations
    • Numbers
    • Metrication
    • Statistical and Mathematical Copy
    • Equations
  • Displaying Results

    • General Guidance on Tables and Figures
    • Tables
    • Figures
    • Presenting Electrophysiological, Radiological, and Other Biological Data
  • Crediting Sources

    • When to Cite
    • Quoting and Paraphrasing
    • Citing References in Text
    • Basic In-Text Citation Styles
    • Reference List
    • Reference Components
  • Reference Examples

    • Types and Variations
    • Examples by Type
    • Appendix 7.1: References to Legal Materials
  • The Publication Process

    • Editorial Process
    • Author 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
    • References
    • Index

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