Journals Identified by Issue Number

Academic writers frequently need to cite articles in various types of serial publications: journals organized by volume, each of which contains multiple issues that are paginated consecutively (see SBLHS 6.3.1–2); magazines that are arranged by volume and issue but not consecutively paginated across issues (see 6.3.9 and here); journals organized by issue only or by … Continue reading Journals Identified by Issue Number

Modern Author Names

Ideally, the names of modern authors would be listed in bibliographic references in the same form as they appear in their published works (CMS 14.73). However, not all authors spell their names consistently in published works, due to changes in authorial preference, editorial oversight, changes made to the legal name, or variations in publisher preferences. … Continue reading Modern Author Names

Formatting Headings and Subheadings

Authors often use headings and subheadings to structure their argument. When used effectively, these signals can help guide readers through a long argument. SBLHS 2.1.3.1 provides basic guidelines for formatting headings and subheadings (see also CMS 1.55–1.57). This post will expand those guidelines and provide examples. 1. Hierarchy Since the ultimate goal of headings and … Continue reading Formatting Headings and Subheadings

Citing Journals and Magazines: Issue Numbers

A previous post described the style that one should use to distinguish between series (roman font) and journals (italics). Another post detailed how one should format page references for chapters and journal articles in footnotes. A related question that we frequently receive is whether one should include issue numbers when citing a journal or magazine … Continue reading Citing Journals and Magazines: Issue Numbers

Citing Smyth’s Greek Grammar

Herbert Weir Smyth’s Greek Grammar has been a standard tool for students and scholars of Greek for over a hundred years. Focusing on Attic Greek, but giving examples from a wide range of ancient Greek literature, this single-volume reference grammar covers all aspects of the language, from the fundamental elements of the alphabet and accents … Continue reading Citing Smyth’s Greek Grammar