|APA Publication Manual was misprinted|
Two words widely used Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) has just been released in its 6th edition (2010). The Chester Fritz Library has recently learned, and has been closely following, discussions and a growing concern among scholars and professionals that the first printing contained so many errors that it was in fact unusable.
The Library had purchased three copies of this manual, all first printings. There were over 29 pages of corrections needing to be made, many involving removal and/or “tipping-in” of replacement pages for example texts.
Under considerable pressure from institutions and individuals who purchased copies, the APA has agreed to replace any 1st printings with a newly-released 2nd printing. The Association recently sent out e-mails to customers who contacted them, addressing these concerns. In part, the letter read:
"Many people have found that the corrections supplement meets their needs; if you find, however, that it doesn’t meet yours, we will send you a replacement copy of the 2nd printing of the Manual at no cost to you. (The 2nd printing corrects all identified errors.) We are making this replacement process available to individuals and institutions who have purchased the manual. In order to receive a replacement manual you must return your current copy of the 6th edition to APA no later than December 15, 2009."
The Chester Fritz Library has already taken advantage of this opportunity, and will be replacing the copies it purchased with corrected 2nd printings. Students, faculty, and staff on campus who may already have purchased copies of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual should check to see what printing they have, and contact the APA before Dec. 15 if they wish to have it replaced. The phone number to call is (800) 374-2721.
-- Victor Lieberman, Reference Librarian, Chester Fritz Library, email@example.com, 777-4639