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A Typographical Primer: Some Basic Conventions
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Language and Literature. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3734-0757
2018 (English)Other (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Within academia a central activity is the production of scientific theses and papers, including formal aspects of this activity – learning about typographical conventions, how these can differ between departments, countries, journals and publishers, etc.

Very often, and sadly, huge amount of of time is spent on this during both thesis supervision and thesis examination. The rationale for this document is to – during supervision and examination – free up time for more focus on thesis content and scientific quality.

The Primer is not to be regarded as “101 on typographical conventions”. Such books are easy find and/but include many phenomena that can be regarded as “over the top” for the average student BA or MA thesis producer, or indeed PhD students.

This primer is completely “stimulus-based” and includes things that the author has encountered during years of supervision, examination and conference proceedings editing, and thus covers things that are “battle-proven” when it comes to phenomena that are missed in thesis production.

In 29 sections phenomena like underlining, dashes, transliteration, filenames, section numbering, tables, figures, plates, margin adjustment and much more are covered. See the Contents listing on page 3.

At the end a few instructions are included, showing the reader how to implement the covered phenomema in their papers – something which is not always completely transparent or obvious and requires a certain level of word processing knowledge.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2018. , p. 30
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152296OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-152296DiVA, id: diva2:1259248
Available from: 2018-10-29 Created: 2018-10-29 Last updated: 2018-11-14Bibliographically approved

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