Reprint Corrections, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition

 

What is APA doing about the errors in the first printing of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition?

We regret the errors that are present in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and the inconvenience this has caused you.

We have produced a detailed corrections summary that supplies the error list in a user-friendly presentation. This document notes all the errors in the Publication Manual and puts them in context for greater understanding.

Download a PDF version of the corrections summary supplement (118 KB).

A printed version of the supplement, formatted to accompany the book, is also available through the APA Service Center. Please call 800-374-2721 for more information.

 

I received a desk copy of the first printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual. How can I get it replaced?

We regret the errors that occurred in the first printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual,and the inconvenience this has caused you. APA is not replacing desk copies. We have, however, produced a detailed corrections summary that should meet your needs. This document supplies the error list in a user-friendly presentation; it notes all the identified errors in the Publication Manual and puts them in context for greater understanding.

Download a PDF version of the corrections summary supplement (118 KB).

A printed version of the supplement, formatted to accompany the book, is also available through the APA Service Center. Please call 800-374-2721 for more information.

 

Are there any mistakes in the second printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual?

There are no mistakes in the second printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual. All errors have been fully corrected in the second printing.

 

Are all copies of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual being sold now from APA free from errors?

All copies of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual that are being sold now from APA are free from errors. All errors have been corrected in the second printing.

 

Is the ISBN different for the second printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual?

The ISBN is the same for the first and second printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual. However, the APA warehouse has been instructed to destroy (i.e., recycle) all copies of the first printing so they will not be mistakenly sent out. Even though the ISBN number is the same, all errors have been corrected in the second printing.

 

How will I know that a particular copy of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual is a corrected edition?

Check the copyright page, opposite the Table of Contents. If it is a second printing, the second paragraph will read "Second printing: August 2009." If it is the first printing, this information will appear on the last line, near the bottom of the page.

 

Can I get a refund for my first printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual?

APA is not issuing refunds for the first printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual.

We have produced a detailed corrections summary that supplies the error list in a user-friendly presentation. This document notes all the errors in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual and puts them in context for greater understanding.

Download a PDF version of the corrections summary supplement (118 KB).

A printed version of the supplement, formatted to accompany the book, is also available through the APA Service Center. Please call 800-374-2721 for more information.

What should bookstores who sold copies of the first printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual tell their customers?

Please inform your students
(1) to visit the APA website at www.apastyle.org,
(2) to read and review the posted documents,
(3) to decide whether a revised copy is essential for their specific needs.

 

Are there mistakes in the APA Style publication, Presenting Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Tables?

Presenting Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Tables was published in 1999 and reflects APA Style according to the fourth edition of the Publication Manual. A revised edition of Presenting Your Findings was released in 2010, and this version has not been affected by the corrections to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual.

 

Are there mistakes in the APA Style publication, Displaying Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Figures, Posters, and Presentations?

Displaying Your Findings was released in 2010 and is free from errors.

 

Are there mistakes in Concise Rules of APA Style, Sixth Edition?

Most of the errors in the first printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual occurred in the sample papers, which are available to Concise Rules readers online, but are not included in the book. A small portion of nonsignificant typographical errors that occurred in the first printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual were duplicated in the first printing of Concise Rules.

Are there mistakes in Mastering APA Style: Student Workbook and Training Guide, Sixth Edition and Mastering APA Style: Instructor's Resource Guide, Sixth Edition?

Mastering APA Style: Student Workbook and Training Guide, Sixth Edition and Mastering APA Style: Instructor's Resource Guide, Sixth Edition are not affected by the errors in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual. Most of the errors in the first printing of the manual occurred in the sample papers, which are available to Mastering APA Style readers online, but are not referred to in either book. The remaining typographical errors that occurred in the first printing of the Publication Manual were not duplicated in either Mastering APA Style guide.

 

Are there errors in the APA Style tutorials?

The APA Style tutorials have not been affected by the corrections to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual.

 

When will the second printing of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual be available?

The softcover, hardcover, and spiral bound versions of the second printing of the Publication Manual are currently available.