Those intending to submit their work to a specific journal should be aware of the publication's stylistic requirements. Often each issue includes information for authors. Several of the guides in these Style Manuals and Citation Guides pages, particularly Carolyn J. Mullins's The Complete Manuscript Preparation Style Guide and John Bruce Howell's Style Manuals of the English-Speaking World, will help in locating issues that contain more detailed style requirements.
Most publishing houses produce style manuals as guides for their authors and editors. Several firms' manuals are listed below, as they have attracted some outside use:
Covers the mechanics of writing and manuscript preparation.
Covers punctuation, documentation, typography, etc.
The following resource will be useful in locating manuals that specific disciplines or publications use. Other sources, such as chapters 6-8 of Mullins's The Complete Manuscript Preparation Style Guide, provide similar information.
This annotated bibliography arranges general and specialized manuals according to discipline. Covers in two broad sections general style manuals and subject-specific ones ranging from Agriculture to Zoology.
The online catalog may be useful in locating additional style manuals. Some appropriate subject headings are:
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