Re: starting on page 2?

Subject: Re: starting on page 2?
From: Kaye Adkins <kadkinsphd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:54:34 -0500

Actually, many technical and professional communication journals require APA
style, and they are generally sponsored by academic organizations (Technical
Communication Quarterly and the Journal of Business and Technical
Communication, to name two). There are a small number of academic journals
that publish tech comm research that don't require APA style; instead, they
require MLA style.

Kaye Adkins


On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

>
> Phil Snow Leopard wrote:
>
>
> > APA is for academic writing, Chicago is for 'trade' or 'professional'
> writing.
>
> I have to disagree with both parts of this statement.
>
> The APA (American Psychological Association) style guide is only
> appropriate for a small segment of academic writing, namely psychology and
> the social sciences. It is basically useless and inappropriate for other
> types of academic writing.
>
> And while the Chicago Manual of Style is used in "'trade' or 'professional'
> writing", it's foundation is *academic* writing, since it is the house style
> guide of the University of Chicago Press, the largest university press in
> the US.
>
> The point is that there are many different types and subtypes of writing,
> not just a broad division between "academic" and "trade or professional".
> And because of this, there is a large number of style guides specific to
> many of these different types and subtypes. There are at least a half-dozen
> well known and widely used style guides for academic writing in specific
> fields (ACS for chemistry, ASA for social sciences, CSE for life sciences,
> MHRA and MLA for the arts and humanities, IEEE for computer science, etc.).
> The most comprehensive and therefore most broadly applicable academic style
> guide is Chicago, largely because the press that compiles it publishes such
> a broad range of academic and scholarly books and journals. But even Chicago
> is only partly appicable to most types of technical writing.
>
> -Fred Ridder
>
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References:
Re: starting on page 2?: From: Chris Morton
Re: starting on page 2?: From: Phil Snow Leopard
RE: starting on page 2?: From: Fred Ridder

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