Tuesday, October 13, 2009

APA Manual-Sixth Edition-Errors

APA will allow exchanges!
Anyone who gets in touch with the association between November 2 and December 15 and asks for a replacement will receive a free copy of the emended second printing, according to Rhea Faberman, director of communications. Rhea Faberman’s phone number is 202-336-5709.
(She recommends that people contact the APA's service center to submit those requests.)
Here is the information for the APA Service Center :
APA MainContact Mailing address:
American Psychological Association,
750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Telephone: (800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500
Service Center Hours:
Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
for details!


One of our professors called to find out using the information you shared. Here is the info that he emailed :
“Just called down there to make sure they knew their dates and they said they’re still trying to figure out the nuts and bolts of how they’re going to get the old copies and send out the new ones and that they should have the process solidified by 11.10.”


"After November 2, a link on the APA's website ...(http://apastyle.apa.org/) ...will be available for people with copies to return to click on, and furtheri nstructions will appear on how to return our defective copies.

The representative ... said that there will not be a cost for the shipping, and we may return all copies we wish to have replaced.

A copy of the 2nd printing will be substituted. Still some errors in that printing, from what I understand, but better than the many found in the first one."

APA Manual 6th Edition Alert

If you bought the new Sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association be sure to check if you have the first or second printing!

The first printing has errors.
The second printing is the corrected version.

Please note the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library has Sixth edition - second printing copies of the APA manual in the Reference Collection (Ref BF 76.7 .P83 2010 )

First vs. Second Printing
Check the verso page with CIP info.

For the first printing, the last line on the bottom reads: Sixth Edition, First Printing

However, on the 2nd printing, towards the top of the page, the next line below the Copyright paragraph is the line: Second printing: August 2009 and the last line only states: Sixth Edition

See http://pubmanual.blogspot.com/ for updates on obtaining second printing copies
and the post
for a page image.

Corrections List
If you have the First Printing, check http://supp.apa.org/style/pubman-reprint-corrections-for-2e.pdf for lists of corrections.

Sample Papers
access the corrected sample papers at http://apastyle.apa.org/ by clicking first on "Related Resources" and selecting the "Sample Paper" option from the left-hand column.
Follow this link http://search.apastyle.org/?facet=stylecontenttype:Sample%20paper

( Thanks to the EBSS-L ALA listserv and the APA Style Blog for this information)

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