In Memoriam: Anita DeVivo, 26 June 1930–29 September 2017

November 1, 2017

Anita DeVivo was a Consulting Editor of Scholarly Publishing (now the Journal of Scholarly Publishing) from October 1979 to July 1992 (volumes 11–23) under the editorship of Ian Montagnes. She served in a leadership and consulting capacity for a wide range of professional organizations, including the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Council of Biology Editors, the American Economic Association, Scholarly Publishing, and Rodale Press. While Executive Editor for the APA she oversaw the first major revision, in 1974, of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This revision included a section titled ‘Guidelines for Nonsexist Language in APA Journals,’ which provided writers and editors with alternatives to the gender-biased language then commonly used in publishing. She described the revision process for the Publication Manual in ‘A New Publication Manual for Psychologists,’ which was published in Scholarly Publishing 7, no. 1 (October 1975): 37–47. Because the APA style was influential throughout the academic and scientific publishing world, other publications soon adopted her innovations. She consulted as well on the authoritative Chicago Manual of Style and taught advanced editing classes at the George Washington University.

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