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Title: NIJ Author Guidelines and Editorial Style
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: September 2011
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Style Guide is the resource for those providing content to NIJ across all media.
Abstract: NIJ publications adhere to The Associated Press Stylebook, with exceptions noted in this manual. Web-based and digital content require additional editorial considerations. This guide outlines editorial standards for print documents, notes and references, Web writing, multimedia, and 508 compliance. The term “508” refers to the Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. The section on “General Editorial Guidelines” addresses abbreviations and acronyms, addresses, capitalization, compounding and unit modifiers, data, italics, numbers, preferred terms and usage, punctuation, and trademarks. The section on “Print Documents” contains sub-sections on audience, the inverted pyramid, the process, peer reviews, the manuscript, laser, camera-ready, and other considerations. The section on “Notes and References” pertains to books, electronic sources, periodicals, series, unpublished documents, final grant reports, repeating a citation, and author issues. The section on “Web Writing” focuses on the process of getting started, considerations before writing, the specifics of writing, and the delivery after writing. The section on “Multimedia” provides guidance on transcripts, summaries, audio, video, disclaimer, and approval process. Guidance for “508 Compliance” pertains to multimedia, PDFs, presentations, and word-processed documents. Attachments include the kickoff meeting form, a page-flow diagram, an outline example, a quality of Web writing form, and a multimedia disclaimer. 15 notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Communication techniques; Communications; Digital communications; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); Persons with Disabilities; Report writing
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