Title Style Guide for Authors

Title Style Guide for Authors

Chicago Manual of Style

 

This is for Chicago Manual of styling only, and shouldn’t be confused with Associated Press styling who use different techniques for newspapers, websites etc. We are only focusing on the Chicago styling. ☺

 

Title to be styled…. Styling
Albums Italics
Almanacs None
Apps Italics
Art Italics
Articles Quotes
Awards None
Ballet Italics
Bible None
Blob entries Quotes
Blogs Italics
Books Italics, but book series and editions none.
Cartoons Italics
Catalogues None
Chapters (books) Quotes
Classical Music True titles given by composer in italics, but other nicknames for classical pieces in quotes. Just like songs
Columns (in periodicals) None
Comic Strip Italics
Conferences None (unless it has ‘status’ then use italics)
Concerts Quotes
Departments (periodicals) None
Drawings Italics
Essays Quotes
Exhibitions (large) None
Exhibitions (small) Italics
Fairs (large) None
Fairs (small) Italics
Journals Italics
Lecture series None
Lecture (individual) Quotes
Magazines Italics
Meetings None (unless high status; then use quotes)
Messages – whether text, lipstick on a mirror, or phone. This includes text messages. Quotations marks
Movies Italics
Newspapers Italics
Operas Italics
Online databases Italics
Paintings Italics
Pamphlets Italics
Periodicals Italics
Photographs Italics
Plays Italics
Podcast episodes Quotes
Podcasts Italics
Poems Quotes (unless book length; then use italics)
Political Documents None
Radio episode (in a series) Quotes
Radio programs and series Italics
Reports Italics
Short stories Quotes
Songs Quotes
Speeches None (unless high status; then use quotes)
Statues Italics
Television episodes (in a series) Quotes
Television programs and series Italics
Text messages Quotes
Unpublished works Quotes
Video blogs Italics
Video blog episodes Quotes
Web pages and sections Quotes
Websites None

 

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