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Ordering Author Copies

About Our Book Production Process

How do I order author copies? You can order author copies by sending an email to Vincent (vincent@punctumbooks.com) listing the full address on which you wish to receive the books. Shipment usually takes 2-3 weeks, depending on where you are. It may be a ...

FAQ

About Our Book Production Process

Contract, Rights, and Permissions Will I receive any royalties? The baseline is that very few scholarly publications ever sell enough copies to compensate for, let alone exceed, their production costs. punctum books is a non-profit, public benefit corpor...

8. Transliteration

Style Guide

In different humanities disciplines it is common to refer to certain concepts, names, and titles from languages written in non-Roman scripts. In Western philosophical works, Ancient Greek is often referenced, whereas works engaging  with Eastern philosophy and...

1. Spelling

Style Guide

1.1 We prefer US English spelling conventions. organize, utilize, color, center, jail, draft, airplane, jewelry We do accept UK English spelling that occasionally occurs in US English, but expect consistent spelling within a manuscript. Consult the online M...

2. Names and Terms Referring to Places and People

Style Guide

2.1 English forms of place names should be used where they exist. Padua, Seville, Athens, The Hague, Flanders, Tuscany, Istanbul, Tokyo 2.2 In other cases, a transliteration of the autonym is used. For more information on transliteration, see the pertinent c...

3. Dates

Style Guide

3.1 For the Gregorian calendar we prefer BCE/CE abbreviations. 3.2 Centuries should be spelled out fully in main prose. sixteenth century, eighth-century manuscript, early fifth-century vase 3.3 Date ranges follow the same rule as page ranges. 1000–1005, 1...

4. Numbers

Style Guide

4.1 Spell out numbers up to one hundred except when expressing dimensions, in statistical contexts, or in tables. Use Arabic for 101+ except when beginning a sentence. Spell out hundreds and thousands. fifteen stools, sixty-one parrots, 156 canisters, one tho...

5. Abbreviations

Style Guide

5.1 Contracted forms of words are always followed by a period. Dr., edn., St., fols., vols., nos., eds., repr., trans., vol., ed. 5.2 Acronyms do not require periods. USA, OED, HIV, DC 5.3 For historical figures, use b. (born); d. (died); fl. (flourished);...

6. Punctuation

Style Guide

6.1 We follow traditional American punctuation conventions. Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, with colons and semicolons outside quotation marks. Exclamation and question marks only go inside if they are part of the quotation. “Tomorrow mor...

7. Capitalization and Hyphenation

Style Guide

7.1 Places, persons, days, and months are capitalized. Tirana, Leopold, Monday, June 7.2 Nationalities, religions, and philosophies deriving from people or languages are capitalized. Somali, Marxism, Christian, Platonist, Buddhist, Lutheran biblical, commu...

10. Titles, Subtitles, and Subheadings

Style Guide

10.1 Capitalization of book, chapter, and article titles in English is as follows: Capitalize first and last word; Capitalize all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinating conjunctions; The first word after a colon. "Stratagem of the C...

11. Italics, Roman, and Boldface

Style Guide

9.1 Single words or short phrases in foreign languages, where these have not passed into regular English usage, should be italicized without quotation marks. She felt the qi stream through the apartment. 9.2 Book and journal titles are italicized. Chapters, ...

12. Quotations

Style Guide

12.1 Set long quotations (over two sentences or verse lines) as block quotations. 12.2 Set short quotations between double quote marks. Periods and commas are inside the quote marks. Set qotations within quotations between single quote marks. 12.3 Quotations...

13. References

Style Guide

Notes 13.1 We prefer footnotes to endnotes, as many of our books are read as PDFs and footnotes are much more reader-friendly than endnotes.  13.2. We prefer and encourage the Chicago Manual’s Notes and Bibliography format (preferred in the Humanities), with...

9. Pronouns

Style Guide

9.1 Pronouns should always follow the preference of the person referred to, or, in case of historical references, the established custom. Otherwise, we prefer the use of the non-binary anaphor they.

14. Images, Tables, and Plates

Style Guide

14.1 Images, tables, and plates should be provided separately and not included into the manuscript file. They should have a minimum resolution of 300dpi. 14.2 Captions should be provided in a separate file, and have the following form: Fig. 1. Image caption....

5. Proofreading

Monograph Guidelines

5.1 Once your book has been typeset, you will receive galley proofs in the form of a PDF. We have a separate page explaining how to proof our PDFs. 5.2 Proofreading is difficult. Everyone involved looks out for errors, but someone should be the primary proofr...

5. Proofreading

Edited Collection Guidelines

5.1 Once your book has been typeset, you will receive galley proofs in the form of a PDF. We have a separate page explaining how to proof our PDFs. 5.2 Proofreading is difficult. Everyone involved looks out for errors, but someone should be the primary proofr...

3. Manuscript Check and Cover Design

Monograph Guidelines

3.1 You have sent us the folder containing your completed manuscript. We will check the contents against our submission guidelines, and do a rough check of the contents so we can pick out any major editorial issues, such as related to orthography, referencing ...

Internet Archive Usage Data > CSV Python Script

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