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Edition
7th edition
Description
428 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents
Introduction
1. Scholarly Writing and Publishing Principles
Types of Articles and Papers
1.1 Quantitative Articles -- 1.2 Qualitative Articles -- 1.3 Mixed Methods Articles -- 1.4 Replication Articles -- 1.5 Quantitative and Qualitative Meta-Analyses -- 1.6 Literature Review Articles -- 1.7 Theoretical Articles -- 1.8 Methodological Articles -- 1.9 Other Types of Articles -- 1.10 Student Papers, Dissertations, and Theses
ETHICAL, LEGAL, AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN PUBLISHING
Ensuring the Accuracy of Scientific Findings
1.11 Planning for Ethical Compliance -- 1.12 Ethical and Accurate Reporting of Research Results -- 1.13 Errors, Corrections, and Retractions After Publication -- 1.14 Data Retention and Sharing -- 1.15 Additional Data-Sharing Considerations for Qualititative Research -- 1.16 Duplicate and Piecemeal Publication of Data -- 1.17 Implications of Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism
Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Research Participants and Subjects
1.18 Rights and Welfare of Research Particpants and Subjects -- 1.19 Protecting Confidentiality -- 1.20 Conflict of Interest
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
1.21 Publication Credit -- 1.22 Order of Authors -- 1.23 Authors' Intellectual Property Rights During Manuscript Review -- 1.24 Authors' Copyright on Unpublished Manuscripts -- 1.25 Ethical Compliance Checklist
2. Paper Elements and Format
Required Elements
2.1 Professional Paper Required Elements -- 2.2 Student Paper Required Elements
Paper Elements
2.3 Title Page -- 2.4 Title -- 2.5 Author Name (Byline) -- 2.6 Author Affiliation -- 2.7 Author Note -- 2.8 Running Head -- 2.9 Abstract -- 2.10 Keywords -- 2.11 Text (Body) -- 2.12 Reference List -- 2.13 Footnotes -- 2.14 Appendices -- 2.15 Supplemental Materials
Format
2.16 Importance of Format -- 2.17 Order of Pages -- 2.18 Page Header -- 2.19 Font -- 2.20 Special Characters -- 2.21 Line Spacing -- 2.22 Margins -- 2.23 Paragraph Alignment -- 2.24 Paragraph Indentation -- 2.25 Paper Length
Organization
2.26 Principles of Organization -- 2.27 Heading Levels -- 2.28 Section Labels
SAMPLE PAPERS
3. Journal Article Reporting Standards
Overview of Reporting Standards
3.1 Application of the Principles of JARS -- 3.2 Terminology Used in JARS
Common Reporting Standards Across Research Designs
3.3 Abstract Standards -- 3.4 Introduction Standards
Reporting Standards for Quantitative Research
3.5 Basic Expectations for Quantitative Research Reporting -- 3.6 Quantitative Method Standards -- 3.7 Quantitative Results Standards -- 3.8 Quantitative Discussion Standards -- 3.9 Additional Reporting Standards for Typical Experimental and Nonexperimental Studies -- 3.10 Reporting Standards for Special Designs -- 3.11 Standards for Analytic Approaches -- 3.12 Quantitative Meta-Analysis Standards
Reporting Standards for Qualitative Research
3.13 Basic Expectations for Qualitative Research Reporting -- 3.14 Qualitative Method Standards -- 3.15 Qualitative Findings or Results Standards -- 3.16 Qualitative Discussion Standards -- 3.17 Qualitative Meta-Analysis Standards
Reporting Standards for Mixed Methods of Research
3.18 Basic Expectations for Mixed Methods Research Reporting
4. Writing Style and Grammar
EFFECTIVE SCHOLARLY WRITING
Continuity and Flow
4.1 Importance of Continuity and Flow -- 4.2 Transitions -- 4.3 Noun Strings
Conciseness and Clarity
4.4 Importance of Conciseness and Clarity -- 4.5 Wordiness and Redundancy -- 4.6 Sentence and Paragraph Length -- 4.7 Tone -- 4.8 Contractions and Colloquialisms -- 4.9 Jargon -- 4.10 Logical Comparisons -- 4.11 Anthropomorphism
GRAMMAR AND USAGE
Verbs
4.12 Verb Tense -- 4.13 Active and Passive Voice -- 4.14 Mood -- 4.15 Subject and Verb Agreement
Pronouns
4.16 First- Versus Third-Person Pronouns -- 4.17 Editorial "We" -- 4.18 Singular "They" -- 4.19 Pronouns for People and Animals ("Who" vs. "That") -- 4.20 Pronouns as Subjects and Objects ("Who" vs. "Whom") -- 4.21 Pronouns in Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses ("That" vs. "Which")
Sentence Construction
4.22 Subordinate Conjunctions -- 4.23 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers -- 4.24 Parallel Construction
Strategies to Improve Your Writing
4.25 Reading to Learn Through Example -- 4.26 Writing From an Outline -- 4.27 Rereading the Draft -- 4.28 Seeking Help From Colleagues -- 4.29 Working With Copyeditors and Writing Centers -- 4.30 Revising a Paper
5. Bias-Free Language Guidelines
General Guidelines for Reducing Bias
5.1 Describe at the Appropriate Level of Specificity -- 5.2 Be Sensitive to Labels
Reducing Bias by Topic
5.3 Age -- 5.4 Disability -- 5.5 Gender -- 5.6 Participation in Research -- 5.7 Racial and Ethnic Identity -- 5.8 Sexual Orientation -- 5.9 Socioeconomic Status -- 5.10 Intersectionality
6. Mechanics of Style
Punctuation
6.1 Spacing After Punctuation Marks -- 6.2 Period -- 6.3 Comma -- 6.4 Semicolon -- 6.5 Colon -- 6.6 Dash -- 6.7 Quotation Marks -- 6.8 Parentheses -- 6.9 Square Brackets -- 6.10 Slash
Spelling
6.11 Preferred Spelling -- 6.12 Hyphenation
Capitalization
6.13 Words Beginning a Sentence -- 6.14 Proper Nouns and Trade Names -- 6.15 Job Titles and Positions -- 6.16 Diseases, Disorders, Therapies, Theories, and Related Terms -- 6.17 Titles of Works and Headngs Within Works -- 6.18 Titles of Tests and Measures -- 6.19 Nouns Followed by Numerals or Letters -- 6.20 Names of Conditions or Groups in an Experiment -- 6.21 Names of Factors, Variables, and Effects
Italics
6.22 Use of Italics -- 6.23 Reverse Italics
Abbreviations
6.24 Use of Abbreviations -- 6.25 Definition of Abbreviations -- 6.26 Format of Abbreviations -- 6.27 Unit of Measurement Abbreviations -- 6.28 Time Abbreviations -- 6.29 Latin Abbreviations -- 6.30 Chemical Compound Abbreviations -- 6.31 Gene and Protein Name Abbreviations
Numbers
6.32 Numbers Expressed in Numerals -- 6.33 Numbers Expressed in Words -- 6.34 Combining Numerals and Words to Express Numbers -- 6.35 Ordinal Numbers -- 6.36 Decimal Fractions -- 6.37 Roman Numerals -- 6.38 Commas in Numbers -- 6.39 Plurals of Numbers
Statistical and Mathematical Copy
6.40 Selecting Effective Presentation -- 6.41 References for Statistics -- 6.42 Formulas -- 6.43 Statistics in Text -- 6.44 Statistical Symbols and Abbreviations -- 6.45 Spacing, Alignment, and Punctuation for Statistics
Presentation of Equations
6.46 Equations in Text -- 6.47 Displayed Equations -- 6.48 Preparing Statistical and Mathematical Copy for Publicaton
Lists
6.49 List Guidelines -- 6.50 Lettered Lists -- 6.51 Numbered Lists -- 6.52 Bulleted Lists
7. Tables and Figures
General Guidelines for Tables and Figures
7.1 Purpose of Tables and Figures -- 7.2 Design and Preparation of Tables and Figures -- 7.3 Graphical Versus Textual Presentation -- 7.4 Formatting Tables and Figures -- 7.5 Referring to Tables and Figures in the Text -- 7.6 Placement of Tables and Figures -- 7.7 Reprinting or Adapting Tables and Figures
Tables
7.8 Principles of Table Construction -- 7.9 Table Components -- 7.10 Table Numbers -- 7.11 Table Titles -- 7.12 Table Headings -- 7.13 Table Body -- 7.14 Table Notes -- 7.15 Standard Abbreviations in Tables and Figures -- 7.16 Confidence Intervals in Tables -- 7.17 Table Borders and Shading -- 7.18 Long or Wide Tables -- 7.19 Relation Between Tables -- 7.20 Table Checklist -- 7.21 Sample Tables
Figures
7.22 Principles of Figure Construction -- 7.23 Figure Components -- 7.24 Figure Numbers -- 7.25 Figure Titles -- 7.26 Figure Images -- 7.27 Figure Legends -- 7.28 Figure Notes -- 7.29 Relation Between Figures -- 7.30 Photographs -- 7.31 Considerations for Electrophysiological, Radiological, Genetic, and Other Biological Data -- 7.32 Electrophysiological Data -- 7.33 Radiological (Imaging) Data -- 7.34 Genetic Data -- 7.36 Figure Checklist -- 7.36 Sample Figures
8. Works Credited in the Text
General Guidelines for Citation
8.1 Appropriate Level of Citation -- 8.2 Plagiarism -- 8.3 Self-Plagiarism -- 8.4 Correspondence Between Reference List and Text -- 8.5 Use of the Published Version or Archival Verison -- 8.6 Primary and Secondary Sources
Works Requiring Special Approaches to Citation
8.7 Interviews -- 8.8 Classroom or Intranet Sources -- 8.9 Personal Communications
In-Text Citations
8.10 Author-Date Citation System -- 8.11 Parenthetical and Narrative Citations -- 8.12 Citing Multiple Works -- 8.13 Citing Specific Parts of a Source -- 8.14 Unknown or Anonymous Author -- 8.15 Translated, Reprinted, Republished, and Reissued Dates -- 8.16 Omitting the Year in Repeated Narrative Citations -- 8.17 Number of Authors to Include in In-Text Citations -- 8.18 Avoiding Ambiguity in In-Text Citations -- 8.19 Works With the Same Author and Same Date -- 8.20 Authors With the Same Surname -- 8.21 Abbreviating Group Authors -- 8.22 General Mentions of Websites, Periodicals, and Common Software and Apps
Paraphrases and Quotations
8.23 Principles of Paraphrasing -- 8.24 Long Paraphrases -- 8.25 Principles of Direct Quotation -- 8.26 Short Quoatations (Fewer Than 40 Words) -- 8.27 Block Quotations (40 Words or More) -- 8.28 Direct Quotations of Material Without Page Numbers -- 8.29 Accuracy of Quotations -- 8.30 Changes to a Quotation Requiring No Explanation -- 8.31 Changes to a Quotation Requiring Explanation -- 8.32 Quotations That Contain Citations to Other Works -- 8.33 Quotations That Contain Material Already in Quotation Marks -- 8.34 Permission to Reprint or Adapt Lengthy Quotations -- 8.35 Epigraphs -- 8.36 Quotations From Research Particpants
9. Reference List
Reference Categories
9.1 Determining the Reference Category -- 9.2 Using the Webpages and Websites Reference Category -- 9.3 Online and Print References
Principles of Reference List Entries
9.4 Four Elements of a Reference -- 9.5 Punctuation Within Reference List Entries -- 9.6 Accuracy and Consistency in References
REFERENCE ELEMENTS
Author
9.7 Definition of Author -- 9.8 Format of the Author Element -- 9.9 Spelling and Capitalization of Author Names -- 9.10 Identification of Specialized Roles -- 9.11 Group Authors -- 9.12 No Author
Date
9.13 Definition of Date -- 9.14 Format of the Date Element -- 9.15 Updated or Reviewed Online Works -- 9.16 Retrieval Dates -- 9.17 No Date
Tile
9.18 Definition of Title -- 9.19 Format of the Title Element -- 9.20 Series and Multivolume Works -- 9.21 Bracketed Descriptions -- 9.22 No Title
Source
9.23 Definition of Source -- 9.24 Format of the Source Element -- 9.25 Periodical Sources -- 9.26 Online Periodicals With Missing Information -- 9.27 Article Numbers -- 9.28 Edited Book Chapter and Reference Work Entry Sources -- 9.29 Publisher Sources -- 9.30 Database and Archive Sources -- 9.31 Works With Specific Locations -- 9.32 Social Media Sources -- 9.33 Website Sources -- 9.34 When to Include DOIs and URLs -- 9.35 Format of DOIs and URLs -- 9.36 DOI or URL Shorteners -- 9.37 No Source
Reference Variations
9.38 Works in Another Language -- 9.39 Translated Works -- 9.40 Reprinted Works -- 9.41 Republished or Reissued Works -- 9.42 Religious and Classical Works
Reference List Format and Order
9.43 Format of the Reference List -- 9.44 Order of Works in the Reference List -- 9.45 Order of Surname and Given Name -- 9.46 Order of Multiple Works by the Same First Author -- 9.47 Order of Works With the Same Author and Same Date -- 9.48 Order of Works by First Authors With the Same Surname -- 9.49 Order of Works With No Author or an Anonymous Author -- 9.50 Abbreviations in References -- 9.51 Annotated Bibliographies -- 9.52 References Included in a Meta-Analysis
10. Reference Examples
Author Variations
Date Variations
Title Variations
Source Variations
Textual Works
10.1 Periodicals -- 10.2 Books and Reference Works -- 10.3 Edited Book Chapters and Entries in Reference Works -- 10.4 Reports and Gray Literature -- 10.5 Conference Sessions and Presentations -- 10.6 Dissertations and Theses -- 10.7 Reviews -- 10.8 Unpublished Works and Informally Published Works
Data Sets, Software, and Tests
10.9 Data Sets -- 10.10 Computer Software, Mobile Apps, Apparatuses, and Equipment -- 10.11 Test, Scales, and Inventories
Audiovisual Media
10.12 Audiovisual Works -- 10.13 Audio Works -- 10.14 Visual Works
Online Media
10.15 Social Media -- 10.16 Webpages and Websites
11. Legal References
General Guidelines for Legal References
11.1 APA Style References Versus Legal References -- 11.2 General Forms -- 11.3 In-Text Citations of Legal Materials
Legal Reference Examples
11.4 Cases or Court Decisions -- 11.5 Statutes (Laws and Acts) -- 11.6 Legislative Materials -- 11.7 Administrative and Executive Materials -- 11.8 Patents -- 11.9 Constitutions and Charters -- 11.10 Treaties and International Conventions
12. Publication Process
Preparing for Publication
12.1 Adapting a Dissertation or Thesis Into a Journal Article -- 12.2 Selecting a Journal for Publication -- 12.3 Prioritizing Potential Journals -- 12.4 Avoiding Predatory Journals
Understanding the Editorial Publication Process
12.5 Editorial Publication Process -- 12.6 Role of the Editors -- 12.7 Peer Review Process -- 12.8 Manuscript Decisions
Manuscript Preparation
12.9 Preparing the Manuscript for Submission -- 12.10 Using an Online Submission Portal -- 12.11 Writing a Cover Letter -- 12.12 Corresponding During Publication -- 12.13 Certifying Ethical Requirements
Copyright and Permission Guidelines
12.14 General Guidelines for Reprinting or Adapting Materials -- 12.15 Materials That Require a Copyright Attribution -- 12.16 Copyright Status -- 12.17 Permission and Fair Use -- 12.18 Copyright Attribution Formats
During and After Publication
12.19 Article Proofs -- 12.20 Published Article Copyright Policies -- 12.21 Open Access Deposit Policies -- 12.22 Writing a Correction Notice -- 12.23 Sharing Your Article Online -- 12.24 Promoting Your Article
Summary
The 'Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition', is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and education in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and cititation system, the 'Publication Manual' also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process - from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work.
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