Author(s): American Psychological Association
The fifth edition of the "APA Manual" is a new and improved style manual for writers and students in psychology and other behavioral and social sciences. This valuable reference tool gives writers easy-to-use guidelines on how to prepare manuscripts according to APA style.Publisher Marketing: 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 for other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is fundamental. 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; and new information on the responsibilities of coauthors. New and experienced readers alike will find the Fifth Edition a complete resource for writing, presenting, or publishing with clarity and persuasiveness. This 5th edition first published 2001.
Content and Organization of a Manuscript; Expressing Ideas and Reducing Bias in Language; APA Editorial Style; Reference List; Manuscript Presentation and Sample Paper; Material other than Journal Articles; Manuscript Acceptance and Production; Journals Programme of the American Psychological Association; Checklist for Transmitting Accepted Manuscripts for Electronic Production; Ethical Standards for the Reporting and Publishing of Scientific Information; References to Legal Materials; Sample Cover Letter.