Title Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7/e
Subtitle (The Official Guide to APA Style)
Author American Psychological Association
ISBN 9781433832161
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 428
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher American Psychological Association
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“Widely followed style guide for academic papers.”

—The Wall Street Journal


“Many students look upon citation writing with a shudder, but proper citing is vital to good scholarship. Here a team of style and publication experts covers APA-style grammar and format, which is used by scientific journals and in many graduate and undergraduate classes. The volume also tackles big-picture issues including copyright, plagiarism, the publication process, and predatory journals. Taking on everything from tables and figures to bias-free language, this is a clear guide to APA style.”

—Library Journal


“I strongly encourage you to dig into the rich resource of the 7th Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. I am thoroughly energized about the ways this guide can push language forward.”

—American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table


“An endorsement from the APA is a big deal for the singular “they.” The APA is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, with over 118,000 members. The Publican Manual is used by all writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in a wide variety of disciplines, so this clarification has the potential to significantly expand the use of inclusive language.”



The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) has gone through it’s first update in a decade. One of the major changes in this seventh edition is a full embracing of the singular ‘they’ pronoun...This full acceptance in the APA style guide is major. And wonderful.”



“Gather round, style hounds: the seventh edition of the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual...includes some (pretty) significant changes.”

—Inside Higher Education


“One of the most popular guides for academic writing standards across the curriculum. For many editors, faculty, and students, this means mastering new rules in short order...all appearances indicate that the changes will be mostly user-friendly...The worst thing about change is often the unknown. This quick glimpse at what the APA has in store offers encouraging news about the road ahead.”

—Faculty Focus



Write With Clarity, Precision, and Inclusion

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.

New to This Edition

  • resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materials
  • sample papers for both professional authors and student writers
  • new chapters on journal article reporting standards, bias-free language guidelines, and legal references
  • more than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and other resources
  • more than 40 new sample tables and figures
  • guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options



List of Tables and Figures

Editorial Staff and Contributors



Chapter 1. Scholarly Writing and Publishing Principles • Types of Articles and Papers • Ethical, Legal, and Professional Standards in Publishing • Ensuring the Accuracy of Scientific Findings • Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Research Participants and Subjects • Protecting Intellectual Property Rights

Chapter 2. Paper Elements and Format • Required Elements • Paper Elements • Format • Organization • Sample Papers

Chapter 3. Journal Article Reporting Standards • Overview of Reporting Standards • Common Reporting Standards Across Research Designs • Reporting Standards for Quantitative Research • Reporting Standards for Qualitative Research • Reporting Standards for Mixed Methods Research

Chapter 4. Writing Style and Grammar • Effective Scholarly Writing • Continuity and Flow • Conciseness and Clarity • Grammar and Usage • Verbs • Pronouns • Sentence Construction • Strategies to Improve Your Writing

Chapter 5. Bias-Free Language Guidelines • General Guidelines for Reducing Bias • Reducing Bias by Topic

Chapter 6. Mechanics of Style • Punctuation • Spelling • Capitalization • Italics • Abbreviations • Numbers • Statistical and Mathematical Copy • Presentation of Equations • Lists

Chapter 7. Tables and Figures • General Guidelines for Tables and Figures • Tables • Sample Tables • Figures • Sample Tables

Chapter 8. Works Credited in the Text • General Guidelines for Citation • Works Requiring Special Approaches to Citation • In-Text Citations • Paraphrases and Quotations

Chapter 9. Reference List • Reference Categories • Principles of Reference List Entries • Reference Elements • Author • Date • Title • Source • Reference Variations • Reference List Format and Order

Chapter 10. Reference Examples • Author Variations • Date Variations • Title Variations • Source Variations • Textual Works • Data Sets, Software, and Tests • Audiovisual Media • Online Media

Chapter 11. Legal References • General Guidelines for Legal References • Legal Reference Examples

Chapter 12. Publication Process • Preparing for Publication • Understanding the Editorial Publication Process • Manuscript Preparation • Copyright and Permission Guidelines • During and After Publication

Credits for Adapted Tables, Figures, and Papers




Target Audience:

This book 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.

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