A style guide or style manual is a set of standards for writing documents, either for general use or for a specific publication or organization with the intention of ensuring unifomity in style and formatting of a document.
Style guides prevail in many areas of publishing, including medicine, psychology, journalism, law, government, business, and industry. Many scientific publications will reject papers that do not follow their style guide to the letter, more specifically, to the T.
- Style Manuals & Guides listed by the University of Memphis Libraries.
- Bartleby Searchable Usage Guides.
- U.S. government publications
- The BBC News Styleguide. (PDF format)
- Economist.com Style Guide.
- The Guardian Stylebook.
- The Times Style and Usage Guide (online version; available as printed book as well).
- English Style Guide ("A handbook for authors and translators in the European Commission" – executive branch of the European Union.) (PDF format)
- Canadian English
- York University Style Guide – Adapts CP Stylebook for university student use.
- International organizations
- "Citing sources" Online research tutorial to documentation style guides from Cornell University Libraries.
- "Style Manuals and Writing Guides" from the California State University, Los Angeles Library.
- Medical journals
- ICJME Uniform Requirements: Sample References.
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (Updated Feb. 2006).
- Scientific journals
- Advances in Physics - Style Guide for Physics journal published by Taylor & Francis journals.
- APA Style Guide for the social sciences; published by the American Psychological Association.
- Nature Formatting Guide for Nature. (MS Word document file.)
- The Lancet: Formatting Guidelines for Authors: Formatting Guidelines for Electronic Submission of Revised Manuscripts.