Author Resources

Advice for authors on style in LSA publications, both the Journal and the Quarterly

  • To facilitate electronic reading, LSA publications now follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017)—the CMOS—or its electronic counterpart for questions of style and formatting.
  • LSA publications use the “Author-date” system of citation (starting with JLSA 52 (2019) and LSAQ 55, No 1 (2019)). Use chapter 15 of the CMOS “Author-date references” for guidance. Do not use chapter 14 “Notes and references”
  • We have updated our footnote style – please see the LSA Style Guide below for details.
  • A list of “Works cited” or “References” should be included at the end of the main text of your article, formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Check references, wording of quotations, etc., before submitting your article and again on receipt of the copy-edited manuscript
  • Eliminate or minimize the number of cross-references that require alteration at proof stage.