Vol. 51 No. 1 (2003)
Research Article

Names Style Sheet

Published 2003-03-01


  1. Normally the reference section contains full bibliographic information on all and only those works explicitly mentioned in the body of the article or in the notes. Begin the reference section on a new page, but WITHOUT entering a hard page break in the document.
  2. Treat each reference entry as a text block, using hanging indents, where the first line is aligned left and subsequent lines of each entry are indented.
  3. Single-space within entries and double-space between entries, using the same type face and size that you use in the body of the article and in the notes.
  4. Include the following elements in each entry: author’s surname, give name(s) or initial(s), and, if appropriate, the given name(s) and surname(s) of other authors followed by a period; then the year of publication, also followed by a period. Give the full title and subtitle of the work, italicized if it is a book, in double quotation marks if it is a journal article. Article titles should be followed by the full name of the journal, italicized, the volume number, a colon, and the page number(s). The titles of books should be followed by the place of publication and the name of the publisher (see sample entries below).
  5. Arrange entries alphabetically by sumame(s) of author(s).
  6. Arrange multiple works by the same author(s) in ascending chronological order.
  7. Use lowercase letters to distinguish multiple items published by the same author(s) in the same year(s).
  8. Use authors’ names as they appear on the original publication; do not replace full names with initials or vice versa.
  9. Do not abbreviate university press names.
  10. Examples of entries in the reference section:
  11. Allen, Irving Lewis. 1983a. The Language of Ethnic Conflict: Social Organization and Lexical Culture. New York: Columbia University Press.
  12. Allen, Irving Lewis. 1983b. “Personal Names That Became Ethnic Epithets.” Names 31:307–17.
  13. Barry, Herbert, III, and Aylene S. Harper. 1993. “Feminization of Unisex Names from 1960 to 1990.” Names 41:228–238.
  14. Grimaud, M. 1988. “Discourse Anaphora and the Functioning of Proper Names in Narrative.” Psychological Approaches to the Study of Literary Narrative. Ed. Colin Martindale. Hamburg: Buske,96–132.
  15. Grimaud, M. 1989. “Onomastics and the Study of Literature.” Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature 38:16–35.
  16. Nicolaisen, W.F.H. 1976. Scottish Place-Names: Their Study and Significance. London: Batsford.
  17. OED. Oxford English Dictionary. 1933. 12 vols. Oxford: Clarendon.
  18. Read, Allen Walker. 1984. “Changes in the Place-Name Cover of the United States.” North Central Name Society. Chicago, April.
  19. Rennick, Robert M. 1984. Kentucky Place Names. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.