Tables and Figures

  • All tables and figures (plus captions) should be grouped together and saved in two files separate from the text file.
  • All tables and figures should be removed from the text document. Mark their position in the text with [f]fig 1 here[/f] or [t]tab 1 here[/t].
  • Table and Figure captions should be set in Times New Roman; point size 12; no full point at the end; centered above the table or figure:
                                    Table 1. GDP of France, 1998-2001
  • Notes and Sources should be set below the table or figure; Times New Roman; point size 10; left aligned, full point at the end:
    Source: Department of Trade, 1999.
  • When formatting tables, use tabs to align columns in tables, not the space bar or cells. Check that spelling in the tables matches that in the text.

Spelling and Punctuation:

  • American spelling and punctuation
  • Double quotation marks
  • Em-dash should be used within sentences, e.g. "Periods of contentious politics in modern Iran-during the constitutional era, in the immediate post-WWII period-have been crucial in shaping collective answers to the questions"
  • En-dash should be used for page, date and other numerical ranges, e.g. 24-36.
  • Minimal use of full points for acronyms and abbreviations.
  • Minimal use of capitals except for proper nouns, e.g. President George Washington BUT the president of the United States; the West BUT western Europe


  • Dates: day-month-year without internal punctuation, e.g. 14 April 1977. Centuries should be written out: nineteenth NOT 19th. Year ranges should be contracted when the century is the same, e.g. 1997-98.
  • Numbers: In nonscientific usage numbers from one to one hundred should be spelled out. Units in larger numbers should be divided by commas, e.g. 2,230.
  • Percentages: Numerals should be used, but followed by "percent" rather than "%" in nonscientific copy.

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