New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2008.
xxiv, 336 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Scholarly publishing Scholars and scholarly publishing Refereed and nonrefereed publications Deciding to submit a manuscript Placing a manuscript with a journal Placing a manuscript with a press Production and publication Conclusion
pt. 2. Legal issues in scholarly publishing Introduction Copyright Publishing Contracts Defamation Right of privacy Further guidance pt. 3. Basics of scholarly writing Audience, genre, and the conventions of scholarship Language and style Spelling Punctuation Italics Names of persons Capitalization Titles of works in the manuscript Quotations Numbers Romanization Further guidance
pt. 4. Preparation of scholarly manuscripts Introduction Physical characteristics of the printed manuscript Manuscripts for publication pt. 5. Preparation of theses and dissertations Student works as professional documents Prescribed guidelines Selecting a topic Preparing a prospectus Special format requirements Publishing the dissertation through ProQuest pt. 6. Documentation : preparing the list of works cited The purposes of documentation Documentation and ethics MLA style The list of works cited Citing periodical print publications Citing nonperiodical print publications Citing web publications Citing additional common sources A work in more than one publication medium pt. 7. Documentation : citing sources in the text Parenthetical documentation and the list of works cited Information required in parenthetical documentation Readability Sample references Using notes with parenthetical documentation pt. 8 Abbreviations Introduction Time designations Geographic names Common scholarly abbreviations and reference words Publishers' names Titles of works Names of languages Proofreading symbols Appendix : Specialized style manuals Sources of Examples in 3.4-5.
Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.
Rev. ed. of: MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing / Joseph Gibaldi. 2nd ed. 1998.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Available in Other Form
Online version: MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing. 3rd ed. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2008