Publication manual of the American Psychological Association

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Other Authors: American Psychological Association.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2010]
Physical Description: xviii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Edition: Sixth edition.
Online Access: Table of contents
Table of contents
Supplemental materials
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Corrected sample papers
Table of Contents:
  • Writing for the behavioral and social sciences. Types of articles ; Ethical and legal standards in publishing ; Ensuring the accuracy of scientific knowledge ; Protecting the rights and welfare of research participants ; Protecting intellectual property rights
  • Manuscript structure and content. Journal article reporting standards ; Manuscript elements ; Sample papers
  • Writing clearly and concisely. Organization ; Writing style ; Reducing bias in language ; General guidelines for reducing bias ; Reducing bias by topic ; Grammar and usage
  • Mechanics of style. Punctuation ; Spelling ; Capitalization ; Italics ; Abbreviations ; Numbers ; Metrication ; Statistical and mathematical copy ; Equations
  • Displaying results. General guidance on table and figures ; Tables ; Figures ; Presenting electrophysiological, radiological, and other biological data
  • Crediting sources. When to cite ; Quoting and paraphrasing ; Citing references in text ; Reference list ; Reference components
  • Reference examples. Types and variations ; Examples by type ; Appendix 7-1: References to legal materials
  • Publication process. Editorial process ; Author responsibilities
  • Appendix : Journal article reporting standards (JARS), Meta-analysis reporting standards (MARS), and flow of participants through each stage of an experiment or quasi-experiment.