This style guide is for numbered WSU Extension publications, CAHNRS marketing materials, and department or program newsletters. This guide is not a complete list of style items used in WSU Extension publications; rather, it lists exceptions to those authorities listed below or items not covered by them.
For items not covered here, primarily follow the Chicago Manual of Style (latest online version; 16th edition printed), then WSU Editorial Style (brand.wsu.edu/editorial/style).
For press releases and news stories, follow Associated Press style: www.apstylebook.com/.
For spelling and word forms, follow merriam-webster.com.
For a list of agricultural terms with definitions, see http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/agricultural-style-guide-for-journalists/.
Table of Contents
- General Publication Concerns
- Author Submittal of Material for Peer Review and Publication
- Authorship and Copyright
- Parts of an Extension Publication
- Capitalization, Compounds, and Spelling
- Names and Terms
- Reference Citations
- Basic structure of a bibliographic entry
- Access dates
- Dates of web pages
- Extension publications
- In-text citations
- In-text titles of publications
- Multiple websites by the same author(s)
- Out-of-print materials
- Personal communication/unpublished data
- Reference and Further Reading lists
- University websites
Abbreviations used within this style guide:
AP = The Associated Press Stylebook
au. = author(s)
CCL = Creative Commons License
CMoS = Chicago Manual of Style
ms. = manuscript
PoV = point of view
ToC = table of contents