APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (APA Style JARS) are a set of guidelines designed for journal authors, reviewers, and editors to enhance scientific rigor in peer-reviewed journal articles. Educators and students can use APA Style JARS as teaching and learning tools for conducting high quality research and determining what information to report in scholarly papers.
This page provides supplemental information on the ethic of transparency in APA Style JARS. This text is meant to supplement Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition.
The guidelines include information on what should be included in all manuscript sections for:
Overview of Standards
Journal article reporting standards for quantitative research in psychology: The APA Publications and Communications Board Task Force Report”: Correction to Appelbaum et al. (2018) (2018). American Psychologist, 73(7), 947. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000389
Table 1. Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS): Information Recommended for Inclusion in Manuscripts That Report New Data Collections Regardless of Research Design
Table 2. Reporting Standards for Studies With an Experimental Manipulation (in Addition to Material Presented in Table 1)
Table 3. Reporting Standards for Studies Using No Experimental Manipulation (Single-Group Designs, Natural-Group Comparisons, etc.; in Addition to Material Presented in Table 1)
Table 4. Reporting Standards for Longitudinal Studies (in Addition to Material Presented in Table 1)
Table 5. Reporting Standards for N-of-1 Studies (in Addition to Material Presented in Table 1)
Table 6. Reporting Standards for Replication Studies (in Addition to Material Presented in Table 1)
Table 7. Reporting Standards for Studies Using Structural Equation Modeling
Table 8. Reporting Standards for Studies Using Bayesian Techniques
Table 9. Information Recommended for Inclusion in Manuscripts Reporting Meta-Analyses
Figure 1. A flowchart describing the steps in choosing the JARS–Quant tables to complete depending on research design.
Figure 2. Flow of participants through each stage of an experiment or quasi-experiment. This flowchart is an adaptation of the flowchart offered by the CONSORT Group (Schulz, Altman, Moher, & the CONSORT Group, 2010).