APA Style jars joins the equator (Enhancing QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network, an international initiative that aims to promote accuracy and quality in reporting of research.
- jars–Quant on the equator Network: Journal article reporting standards for quantitative research in psychology: The APA Publications and Communications Board task force report
- JARS–Qual and jars–Mixed on the equator Network: Journal article reporting standards for qualitative primary, qualitative meta-analytic, and mixed methods research in psychology: The APA Publications and Communications Board task force report
APA publishes two articles in the January issue of American Psychologist (Vol. 73, No. 1) with new and revised reporting standards. These standards expand on the original quantitative guidelines from 2008 and mark the first time APA releases standards for qualitative and mixed methods research:.
In addition, American Psychologist editor-in-chief, Anne E. Kazak, writes Editorial: Journal Article Reporting Standards to serve as a companion to the two articles.
APA Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods) sponsors an APA Style jars symposium (session title: “APA Reporting Standards for Quantitative and Qualitative Research—Increasing Transparency”) at the 2018 APA Convention. The panel includes Heidi M. Levitt, PhD (Chair and participant); Evan Mayo-Wilson, DPhil (Participant); Anne E. Kazak, PhD (Discussant); and Ruthellen Josselson, PhD (Discussant).
APA releases two related books on APA Style jars:
The APA Publications and Communications Board tasks two working groups with revising and expanding the journal article reporting standards for quantitative research and creating a new set of research reporting standards for qualitative and mixed methods research. Members of the working groups represent experts in the fields of psychology (research and clinical), epidemiology, family and brain health, and education.
The APA Publications and Communications Board votes to update and expand APA’s journal article reporting standards and develops two working groups: one to update and expand the existing quantitative reporting standards and another to develop qualitative and mixed methods reporting standards.