Style Guide for NANO: New American Notes Online
PART I: Style
- Submissions should be sent to NANO as Microsoft Word documents or as RTF documents.
- Use the most recent style/citation guidelines from the Modern Language Association (MLA), including in-text parenthetical citations and a list of Works Cited.
- NANO does use URLs for web sources. See examples below.
- Each parenthetical citation should refer to an entry in the list of Works Cited.
- NANO does not publish endnotes or footnotes.
- NANO does use hyperlinks, but they must be vetted by the editorial team.
- Separate sentences by a single space.
- Text should be free of specialized formatting, including line, page, or section breaks.
- Text should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and use a standard font, such as Times New Roman.
- Any unfamiliar, non-English words should be italicized.
- Avoid using quotation marks for emphasis.
- Titles of books, movies, and journals should be italicized.
- Standard American English is preferred.
- Use gender-neutral language.
- The author assumes responsibility for securing permission to reproduce media files (images, film, sound, etc.) published by NANO. Please refer to nano’s Fair Use information on the Submissions page.
- [Please contact NANO if you have any specific questions about style, citations, or format: firstname.lastname@example.org]
PART II: Selected MLA Works Cited Examples:
Single Author Book:
Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. New York: New York UP, 2011. Print.
Arnold, Matthew. Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Social and Political Criticism. London: Smith, Elder, and Co, 1869. Web. Google Books. 25 Sept. 2013.
Certeau, Michel de. The Practice of Everyday Life. Trans. Steven Rendall. Berkeley: U of California P, 1984. Print.
A Work in an Anthology, Reference, or Collection:
Swanson, Gunnar. “Graphic Design Education as a Liberal Art: Design and Knowledge in the University and The ‘Real World.’” The Education of a Graphic Designer. Ed. Steven Heller. New York: Allworth P, 1998. 13-24. Print.
Whitman, Walt. “I Sing the Body Electric.” Selected Poems. New York: Dover, 1991. 12-19. Print.
Hadlaw, Janin. “The London Underground Map: Imagining Modern Time and Space.” Design Issues 19.1 (Winter 2003): 25-35. Print.
Online Academic Journal:
Dolby, Nadine. “Research in Youth Culture and Policy: Current Conditions and Future Directions.” Social Work and Society: The International Online-Only Journal 6.2 (2008): n. pag. Web. 20 May 2009.
Howard, Jennifer. “Lead Humanities Journal Debuts Open Peer Review, and Likes It.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 Jul. 2010. Web. 15 Feb. 2012.
Online News Service:
Howard, Muriel A. “Higher Education and the Public Good.” New York Times. New York Times. 12 Oct. 2004. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.
Martin, Lyndsay. “The Great Bear.” Lyndsay2905’s Weblog, 14 Apr. 2008. Web. 12 Nov. 2009.
Scanlan, Sean. “Re: nanostyle.” Message to Rebecca Devers. 28 Sept. 2013. E-mail.
@nanocrit (Sean Scanlan). “Sedaris in June 3 NYorker: Hugh cooking fish: 'he poached what might as well have been a hairbrush.'” 5 June 2013, 11:50 a.m. Tweet.
YouTube Video Clip:
Skinnyski.com "2012 American Birkebeiner-Midway Leaders." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 26 Feb. 20012. Web. 3 Mar. 2014.
The Usual Suspects. Dir. Bryan Singer. Perf. Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, and Benecio del Toro. Polygram, 1995. Film.
Beethoven, Ludwig van. The 9 Symphonies. Perf. NBC Symphony Orchestra. Cond. Arturo Toscanini. RCA, 2003. CD.
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Moonlight Sonata. Crownstar, 2006. MP3.
An Image (including photography, painting, and sculpture):
Klee, Paul. "Twittering Machine." 1922. Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Artchive. Web. 22 May 2006.