Friday, November 6, 2009

Re-Issue of APA Publication Manual 6th ed.

If you bought the first printing of the 2009 Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (6th edition), you need this information.

The first printing of APA's 2009 Publication Manual (6th ed.) contained
many errors. APA has agreed to replace the error-ridden first printing with a corrected edition -- at no charge to the purchaser.

To determine if your copy is the first or second printing, look at the copyright page and note the publication date.
  • July 2009 means you have the first printing. Send it back for a replacement.
  • Second Printing: August 2009 means you have the corrected hardback or spiral version. Do not send it back
  • Second Printing: October 2009 means you have the correct paperback version. Do not send it back.

Use these steps to obtain a corrected printing of the APA Publication Manual 6th edition:

  • Before you call the APA Service Center, have the following information available
    • Number of copies purchased.
    • Date copies were purchased.
    • Vendor or bookstore each copy was purchased from.
    • Cost of each copy.
  • Call the APA Service Center at 1-800-374-2721 (9 am - 6 pm Eastern time).
    • Select option 4.
    • Be prepared to be on hold for a while due to high call volume.
  • Give APA the above information, your full name, phone number, e-mail address and complete mailing address.
    • If you use a campus building T-Box number, give your building's name and your T-Box number (Example: Dick Smith Library, T-0450). Otherwise, UPS may not deliver your package.
  • After your phone request, you should receive an e-mail with two PDF attachments:
    • A UPS shipping label to use when sending the manual back.
      • Print out the label and save the tracking number.
    • A sheet labeled “Replacement Copy Information.”
      • Include a copy of this second form with your package.

NOTE: The free APA Publication Manual replacement offer

  • is only good between November 2 and December 16, 2009
  • does not apply to desk/complementary copies
  • applies only to the first printing of the 6th edition of the publication manual
  • does not apply to related materials such as Concise Rules of APA Style or the Mastering APA Style: Instructor's Resource Guide.
For more information, check out this Chronicle of Higher Education article and the Boycott the APA Manual blog.

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