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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7/e

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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 educators 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 citation 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. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. All formats are in full color, with a new tabbed spiral version Improved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questions Resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materials Dedicated chapter for new users of APA Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writers New chapter on journal article reporting standards that includes updates to reporting standards for quantitative research and the first-ever qualitative and mixed methods reporting standards in APA Style New chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality More than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resources More than 40 new sample tables and figures Expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and navigate the publication process Guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
List of Tables and Figures Editorial Staff and Contributors Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Scholarly Writing and Publishing Principles Types of Articles and Papers ETHICAL, LEGAL, AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN PUBLISHING Ensuring the Accuracy of Scientific Findings Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Research Participants and Subjects Protecting Intellectual Property Rights 2. Paper Elements and Format Required Elements Paper Elements Format Organization SAMPLE PAPERS 3. Journal Article Reporting Standards Overview of Reporting Standards Common Reporting Standards Across Research Designs Reporting Standards for Quantitative Research Reporting Standards for Qualitative Research Reporting Standards for Mixed Methods Research 4. Writing Style and Grammar EFFECTIVE SCHOLARLY WRITING Continuity and Flow Conciseness and Clarity GRAMMAR AND USAGE Verbs Pronouns Sentence Construction Strategies to Improve Your Writing 5. Bias-Free Language Guidelines General Guidelines for Reducing Bias Reducing Bias by Topic 6. Mechanics of Style Punctuation Spelling Capitalization Italics Abbreviations Numbers Statistical and Mathematical Copy Presentation of Equations Lists 7. Tables and Figures General Guidelines for Tables and Figures Tables SAMPLE TABLES Figures SAMPLE FIGURES 8. Works Credited in the Text General Guidelines for Citation Works Requiring Special Approaches to Citation In-Text Citations Paraphrases and Quotations 9. Reference List Reference Categories Principles of Reference List Entries REFERENCE ELEMENTS Author Date Title Source Reference Variations Reference List Format and Order 10. Reference Examples Author Variations Date Variations Title Variations Source Variations Textual Works Data Sets, Software, and Tests Audiovisual Media Online Media 11. Legal References General Guidelines for Legal References Legal Reference Examples 12. Publication Process Preparing for Publication Understanding the Editorial Publication Process Manuscript Preparation Copyright and Permission Guidelines During and After Publication Credits for Adapted Tables, Figures, and Papers References Index
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