This fourth edition of the PUBLICATION MANUAL OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, the first revision since the 1983 edition offers updated information in four key areas: reporting statistics; writing without bias; preparing manuscripts with a word processor for electronic production: & publishing research in accordance with ethical principles of scientific publishing. Two goals shape the changes throughout the fourth edition: (a) To encourage authors to write about their research with specificity & (b) to write about their participants with sensitivity & accuracy. Regular users of the PUBLICATION MANUAL will find the chapters on editorial style & manuscript preparation to be comfortably familiar & a bit easier to use than previous editions. Manuscript format requirements are more flexible & enable authors to take advantage of default settings available on most word processors. The PUBLICATION MANUAL gives you all the information about the process of publication from organizing, writing, keying & submitting your manuscript to seeing the accepted manuscript through production & publication. Plus, this fourth edition raises your awareness of publishing ethics issues & choosing accurate, sensitive words in describing persons. 1994. 368 pages. Hardcover $28.95. Item # 4200041. ISBN 1-55798-243-0. Softcover $19.95. Item #4200040. ISBN 1-55798-241-4. To order, call APA at 1-800-374-2721.American Psychological Association Staff is the author of 'Publication Manual of Am.psych.assoc.' with ISBN 9781557982438 and ISBN 1557982430.