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 versionImproved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questionsResources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materialsDedicated chapter for new users of APA Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writersNew 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 StyleNew 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 intersectionalityMore than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resourcesMore than 40 new sample tables and figuresExpanded 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 processGuidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, this 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.
List of Tables and FiguresEditorial Staff and ContributorsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Scholarly Writing and Publishing PrinciplesTypes of Articles and PapersETHICAL, LEGAL, AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN PUBLISHINGEnsuring the Accuracy of Scientific FindingsProtecting the Rights and Welfare of Research Participants and SubjectsProtecting Intellectual Property Rights2. Paper Elements and FormatRequired ElementsPaper ElementsFormatOrganizationSAMPLE PAPERS3. Journal Article Reporting StandardsOverview of Reporting StandardsCommon Reporting Standards Across Research DesignsReporting Standards for Quantitative ResearchReporting Standards for Qualitative ResearchReporting Standards for Mixed Methods Research4. Writing Style and GrammarEFFECTIVE SCHOLARLY WRITINGContinuity and FlowConciseness and ClarityGRAMMAR AND USAGEVerbsPronounsSentence ConstructionStrategies to Improve Your Writing5. Bias-Free Language GuidelinesGeneral Guidelines for Reducing BiasReducing Bias by Topic6. Mechanics of StylePunctuationSpellingCapitalizationItalicsAbbreviationsNumbersStatistical and Mathematical CopyPresentation of EquationsLists7. Tables and FiguresGeneral Guidelines for Tables and FiguresTablesSAMPLE TABLESFiguresSAMPLE FIGURES8. Works Credited in the TextGeneral Guidelines for CitationWorks Requiring Special Approaches to CitationIn-Text CitationsParaphrases and Quotations9. Reference ListReference CategoriesPrinciples of Reference List EntriesREFERENCE ELEMENTSAuthorDateTitleSourceReference VariationsReference List Format and Order10. Reference ExamplesAuthor VariationsDate VariationsTitle VariationsSource VariationsTextual WorksData Sets, Software, and TestsAudiovisual MediaOnline Media11. Legal ReferencesGeneral Guidelines for Legal ReferencesLegal Reference Examples12. Publication ProcessPreparing for PublicationUnderstanding the Editorial Publication ProcessManuscript PreparationCopyright and Permission GuidelinesDuring and After PublicationCredits for Adapted Tables, Figures, and PapersReferencesIndex
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