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Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.
American Psychological Association.
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2001]

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xxviii, 439 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Content and organization of a manuscript -- Expressing ideas and reducing bias in language -- APA editorial style -- Reference list -- Manuscript preparation and sample papers to be submitted for publication -- Material other than journal articles -- Manuscript acceptance and production -- Journals program of the American Psychological Association -- Appendix A: Checklist for manuscript submission -- Appendix B: Checklist for transmitting accepted manuscripts for electronic production -- Appendix C: Ethical standards for the reporting and publishing of scientific information -- Appendix D: References to legal materials -- Appendix E: Sample cover letter.
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In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. It also covers the treatment of numbers, metrication, statistical and mathematical data, tables and figures for use in writing, reports or presentations.

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Table Examples, Figures, and Figure Examplesp. XV
Prefacep. XIX
Introductionp. XXIII
Organization of the Fifth Editionp. XXIV
Specific Style Changes in the Fifth Editionp. XXVI
How to Use the Publication Manualp. XXVI
1 Content and Organization of a Manuscriptp. 3
Quality of Contentp. 4
Characteristics of Articlesp. 6
Parts of a Manuscriptp. 10
Quality of Presentationp. 29
2 Expressing Ideas and Reducing Bias in Languagep. 31
Writing Stylep. 31
Grammarp. 40
Guidelines to Reduce Bias in Languagep. 61
3 APA Editorial Stylep. 77
Punctuationp. 78
Spellingp. 89
Capitalizationp. 94
Italicsp. 100
Abbreviationsp. 103
Headings and Seriesp. 111
Quotationsp. 117
Numbersp. 122
Metricationp. 130
Statistical and Mathematical Copyp. 136
Tablesp. 147
Figuresp. 176
Footnotes and Notesp. 202
Appendixesp. 205
Reference Citations in Textp. 207
4 Reference Listp. 215
5 Manuscript Preparation and Sample Papers to be Submitted for Publicationp. 283
The Author's Responsibilitiesp. 284
General Instructions for Preparing the Paper Manuscriptp. 284
Instructions for Typing the Parts of a Manuscriptp. 296
Sample Paper and Outlinesp. 305
6 Material Other Than Journal Articlesp. 321
Theses, Dissertations, and Student Papersp. 321
Converting the Dissertation Into a Journal Articlep. 326
Material for Oral Presentationp. 329
Material Published in Abbreviated Formp. 330
7 Manuscript Acceptance and Productionp. 331
Transmitting the Accepted Manuscript for Productionp. 332
Reviewing the Copyedited Manuscriptp. 335
Proofreadingp. 336
After the Article is Publishedp. 342
8 Journals Program of the American Psychological Associationp. 345
Policies Governing the Journalsp. 345
Editorial Management of Manuscriptsp. 357
9 Bibliographyp. 363
Appendix A Checklist for Manuscript Submissionp. 379
Formatp. 379
Title Page and Abstractp. 380
Paragraphs and Headingsp. 380
Abbreviationsp. 380
Mathematics and Statisticsp. 380
Units of Measurementp. 380
Referencesp. 381
Notes and Footnotesp. 381
Tables and Figuresp. 381
Copyright and Quotationsp. 382
Submitting the Manuscriptp. 382
Note to Studentsp. 382
Appendix B Checklist for Transmitting Accepted Manuscripts for Electronic Productionp. 385
Preparing the Electronic Filep. 385
Appendix C Ethical Standards for the Reporting and Publishing of Scientific Informationp. 387
Appendix D References to Legal Materialsp. 397
Appendix E Sample Cover Letterp. 411
Indexp. 413