• Editorial Guidelines

    1. When referring to a specific address, “street” and “avenue” are abbreviated; East and West should be spelled out (e.g., 66 West 12th St.).
    2. Do NOT use TH, th, RD, rd, ST, st on dates unless the number is written before the name of the month.
    3. Use either: March 15 OR the 15th of March but never: March 15th.
    4. Time: 7:00 p.m. (a.m. and p.m. in lower case with periods and a space between the hour and the a.m./p.m., and include all zeroes, i.e. not 7 p.m.). 12:00 noon instead of 12:00 p.m. is permissible to avoid confusion.
    5. Do not use periods in degrees (e.g., PhD, MA, MBA).
    6. Spell out numbers 1-10; do not spell out a number larger than ten unless it begins a sentence.
    7. Phone numbers: xxx.xxx.xxxx
    8. U.S. and U.N. (with periods) are adjectives and United States and United Nations are nouns: "U.S. citizens can enter the United States without a visa"; "the United Nations is housed in the U.N. building." USA is only used as a rhetorical flourish: "Welcome to Anytown, USA!" Whenever possible, use U.S. or United States rather than American or America ("U.S. foreign policy," "U.S. troops", "the role of the United States," etc.).
    9. Never use two spaces following a period or colon.
    10. When newspapers and periodicals are mentioned in text, an initial the, even if part of the official title, is lowercased (unless it begins a sentence) and not italicized. In addition, following the “the,” only the official name should be italicized.
    11. “Online,” “website,” and “email” should each be spelled as one word with no hyphen.
    12. For web addresses, include the www. (e.g., www.newschool.edu). Do NOT underline. Do NOT include http://.