Notes Style Sheet

CAPTIONS

  • Captions are explanatory material that appear usually below an illustration. Captions are capitalized sentence-style (CMS16, 8.164). Do not end captions with periods if they consist solely of incomplete sentences. In captions consisting of one or more complete sentences, each element has closing punctuation.

  • Captions are better placed before figures/tables/illustrations that occupy more than one page.

  • Captions, along with their associated figures/tables/illustrations, should be submitted as separate filesnot inserted into the article's manuscript at the desired location. A parenthetical "(fig. 3)" in the text, for example, should indicate the approximate desired location.