Rutgers University Libraries Editorial Style Sheet

Rutgers University Libraries abide by the editorial guidelines set forth by University Communications and Marketing. The Rutgers Editorial Style Guide addresses topics specific to Rutgers that may not be adequately covered in the standard published style guides, such as The Chicago Manual of Style or The Associated Press Stylebook. In addition, the guide summarizes some of the most frequently raised questions of style, topics that are dealt with in greater detail in these manuals, in order to offer a quick, but more comprehensive, reference tool.

The purpose of Rutgers University Libraries editorial style sheet is to address issues particular to the Libraries that are not covered in the university's guidelines and to offer quick tips for remaining consistent with the established Rutgers style. Its goal is to foster clear, consistent messaging in all of the Libraries' official communication channels, including our website, blogs, social media, print and electronic newsletters, brochures, flyers, and so on. It is not intended to supplant the style guidelines of any academic journal or news outlet to which you may be contributing material.

Download: Rutgers University Libraries editorial style sheet [PDF]

Additional information about formatting content for websites is available in the Rutgers University Libraries Website Style Guide.

If you have questions about the contents of this document, please direct them to the Communications Department (

Last updated: April 14, 2016; August 30, 2017; August 28, 2018
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