With millions of copies sold, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration, and other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is fundamental.
In addition to providing clear guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, the Publication Manual offers an authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system and comprehensive coverage of the treatment of numbers, metrication, statistical and mathematical data, tables, and figures for use in writing, reports, or presentations.
The new edition has been revised and updated to include:
The latest guidelines and examples for referencing electronic and online sources
New and revised guidelines for submitting papers electronically
Improved guidelines for avoiding plagiarism
Simplified formatting guidelines for writers using up-to-date word-processing software
All new guidelines for presenting case studies
Improved guidelines for the construction of tables
Updates on copyright and permissions issues for writers
New reference examples for audiovisual media and patents
An expanded and improved index for quick and easy access
Writers, scholars, and professionals will also find:
New guidelines on how to choose text, tables, or figures to present data
Guidelines for writing cover letters for submitting articles for publication, plus a sample letter
Expanded guidelines on the retention of raw data
New advice on establishing written agreements for the use of shared data
New information on the responsibilities of co-authors
New and experienced readers alike will find the 5th Edition a complete resource for writing, presenting, or publishing with clarity and persuasiveness.
Approximately 400 pages