WVU Press House Style Guide
West Virginia University Press uses the following sources to resolve questions of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style:
- The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.)
- Merriam-Webster’s Online (unabridged.merriam-webster.com and merriam-webster.com)
- Garner’s Modern English Usage (4th ed.)
The Press follows the recommendations in these three sources in nearly all cases. The WVU Press House Style Guide (click here to download PDF) provides exceptions to these sources as well as an overview of some common style points.
Of course, we acknowledge the validity of other style manuals and will follow the author’s choice of style as long as it is consistent, clear, and comprehensible to the reader.