Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th Edition
A WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER – The new 2020 copyright release of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition includes three different formats — spiral and tabbed, paperback, and hardcover, all of which are full-color. It 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
- A 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
- A 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.
Seventh Edition Table of Contents:
List of Tables and Figures
Editorial Staff and Contributors
1. Scholarly Writing and Publishing Principles
2. Paper Elements and Format
3. Journal Article Reporting Standards
4. Writing Style and Grammar
5. Bias-Free Language Guidelines
6. Mechanics of Style
7. Tables and Figures
8. Works Credited in the Text
9. Reference List
10. Reference Examples
11. Legal References
12. Publication Process
Credits for Adapted Tables, Figures, and Papers
About the author:
American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members.
Reviews about the ebook:
I have looked through the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association ebook more times than I can count. It is not exactly something I could sit reading cover to cover however it is an excellent resource book for APA6. I actually waited until all the bugs were edited out of the previous versions before buying my copy as I did not wish to get all the updates and I did not mind paying the extra amount for it as it has been well worth the amount of documentation. I have gotten more information on how to ensure papers are correctly cited using the APA6 settings. Something I was corrected on quickly was in the area of using certain punctuation such as et al during citations and ensuring resources are done correctly when there are multiple authors. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association resource is highly recommended to anyone that needs it for writing papers. It is a must-have!
- Nurse Ratched:
Let’s face it when you want to spend money on an ebook, it should be pleasurable. However, in the case of graduate school, this APA bible is not only a necessary evil, it is a must. So glad I’m almost done. Write to my friends.
Let’s get real, can we do that? How many people that reviewed the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Ebook actually read it? Further, how many of the reviewers have actually done research proposals and submissions to journals that utilize the APA style? Like many of the reviewers, I had an immediate aversion to learning a new style of formatting. I could have complained; I could have shouted contemptuous words of disapproval. Instead, I picked up the Ebook Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and read it. Moreover, I practiced doing a variety of writing that encompassed almost every aspect of the manual. In this way, I challenged myself to come up with interesting and innovative ways to cite material, write clearly, focus on aspects of style, display research results, and properly credit sources. This all culminated in an acceptance and appreciation of the APA style. While many students and professionals I know use online “reference builders,” or worse, ask one of their peers how to format a particular reference, I always say the same thing, “take a look it’s in the book”! Further, many of the same students, and professionals, that dislike the APA style are the same that have never read the book! That looks like a good research proposal. I think I will name it “Opinion or knowledge: The impact of taking the time to understand something before presenting an unjustified and untrue belief”.Honestly, I have used a variety of citation styles from MLA through Chicago. I have found that for the purpose of research in Psychology and related fields, this style fits just fine. I am satisfied with the context of the book and the ease in which I can find what I am looking for. I will keep this book on my reference shelf and refer to it often.
Now, I have purposefully made some errors in this review. Most of the errors can be found in Chapter 3 of the manual. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find those errors and practice the style. Who knows? Maybe, you will find how easily the style flows and develop a brilliant style of writing in APA that will rival even the best!
I do love the practicality of it being spiral-bound. Yet, as another user mentioned before, the pages are extremely fragile. I’m attaching a picture showing how the very first page was already torn when I got it. I’ll have to take some special measures to protect the book. Other than that, it is a beautiful edition.
This is a must-have if you do a lot of writing in APA format. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association ebook answers every question one might have about writing in APA. It also gives numerous examples. Great book!
I have used several editions of the APA Manual, but the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association’s latest version is very user-friendly and includes examples right inside the front and back covers which is so convenient. I will use this manual not only for myself but for my students as I teach online research courses.
I never thought I’d find myself writing a review of the APA manual, but here it is. My last copy of the APA manual is destroyed, with pages falling out and tabs to easily access the quick things I need while writing nursing school papers. This edition is put together well with tabs to easily find what you need. The paper quality is very good, so hopefully, I won’t end up with pages falling out in 3 years.
Mostly skimmed it just so I can refer back to it, but I am inordinately excited about the number of citation examples.
I purchased the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association ebook due to the spiral binding. I previously have a regular soft copy of the 6th edition and it began to fall apart within the first month of using it. The spiral version of this book seems as if it will hold up well with normal to heavy usage. Sections are also tabbed which is an extremely useful feature.
Nice 7th Edition APA Manual. A bit different than the 6th Edition, but I am adjusting. The 7th Edition is a “must-have” for students of writers using APA.
I mean. it’s the APA citation guide, so you get what you’d expect. But it’s really laid out to give a lot of information in a really insightful and meaningful way that aids in retention. Also, it’s really easy to navigate and find things when you need them for citation purposes for writing papers and such. Not bad for resource materials.
I live and die by this manual. It is exactly what it says it is. I love the spiral and tabs.
A standard reference used far more widely than the title implies, this is a handy guide to all the nitpicking format questions that come up in a lot of academic and professional writing situations. A tool every writer should have on the shelf.
Far exceeded expectations. I just needed a comprehensive guide for APA referencing. This goes above and beyond and anyone embarking on a degree will benefit from having a copy. Additional guidance on unbiased language and concise writing have proven really useful. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association book leaves no stone unturned, even explains how to reference notes from your uni lectures and seminars without the need to find the original reference material used in the presentation.
Everything you need to know about proper APA format. You know you want to read the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association!!
- Melanie Olson:
An absolute MUST HAVE for anyone who writes: students, practitioners, etc. I use mine just about every single day! Well organized, and information is easy to find.
This is the definitive manual for APA writing. It is difficult, however, for a student to master this style and write a dissertation at the same time. Therefore do not hesitate to hire an experienced editor to proofread your manuscript for APA compliance. I have edited hundreds of APA dissertations over the past several years and will be happy to perform a sample edit.
If you’re studying psychology and/or have to write assignments/articles in APA style this is what you’re looking for.
A very useful reference for APA style. The information can be found through online resources, too, but it’s been worthwhile having a copy on my bookshelf
While forced to read this book for graduate school, the text was easy to read and laid out a useful way to communicate in scientific publications.