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The seventh edition of APA's Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October, 2019. Please consult with your instructor on which edition to use for your class.
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APA Style originated in 1929, when a group of psychologists, anthropologists, and business managers convened and sought to establish a simple set of procedures, or style guidelines, that would codify the many components of scientific writing to increase the ease of reading comprehension. They published their guidelines as a seven-page article in Psychological Bulletin describing a “standard of procedure, to which exceptions would doubtless be necessary, but to which reference might be made in cases of doubt” (Bentley et al., 1929, p. 57).
Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (APA) - 7th edition
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Publication Date: 2019-10-01
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition is the official source for APA Style. 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. 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 has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. It includes more than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resources along with more than 40 new sample tables and figures. It covers how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and navigate the publication process.
What’s New in APA Style—Inside the Seventh Edition of the Publication Manual of the APA