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Under-dotted letters should be indicated in the text by the insertion of an @ sign after the letter that should receive an under-dot ( or accent e.g. Muh@ammad, Rid@va@n, T@a@hirih).
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Any foreign terms included in English transliteration should be italicized, e.g. "Bábís anticipated the coming of He Whom God Shall Make Manifest (man yuzhiruhu'lláh)." However, following standard American style, titles of Sacred Writings are not italicized, e.g. the Gospel "Matthew" or Bahá'u'lláh's "Tablet of Ahmad." References to the published book itself are italicized, e.g. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh. (Some titles overlap, e.g. "Seven Valleys" is both the name of the Tablet and the name of the published book Seven Valleys.)
Punctuation must be American only (e.g. period before quotation mark). Spelling may be either British or American. Consult the Chicago Manual of Style (www.chicagomanualofstyle.org) when in doubt.
All pronouns that refer to God, a Manifestation of God, or the Revelation are capitalized. This includes not just common pronouns like "He" and "Their," but also often-overlooked pronouns like Whom, Whose, Each Other, Book, Tablet, Its, Writings, and so forth. When in doubt, consult the writings of the Guardian.
All quotations should be documented and selections from the Sacred Writings should include complete attributions, including page numbers, to expedite Bahá'í literature review. Quotations from Bahá'í publications should be identified by specific editions. Authors are urged to use recent editions of the Writings and avoid editions that are more than a few decades old--these have often been revised, sometimes extensively.
References from the Internet must be fully cited in your bibliography. For example, websites quoted must include the original URL; personal email quoted must include the sender and the date; public messages quoted (e.g. email from listservers, Usenet postings from newsgroups) must include sender, date, and forum of posting.
Bibliographic references from periodicals and books must be listed with the article name in quotation marks and the magazine or book title in italics. All formats should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. See the following examples:
Pound, Ezra. Literary Essays. Edited by T. S. Eliot. New York: New Directions, 1953.
When citing chapters or other titled parts of a book, use quotation marks to indicate the chapter or titled part, and include name of editor:
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Website URLs do not need to include the "http://," as this is machine code and not part of the URL. Include a date if given. Listserver postings must include the name of the List. Emails should include the author's address if the author has given permission for it to be publicly known--i.e., include it if you can but respect privacy:
Lewis, Franklin. "Lexical change and Baha'i translation." Posted to Tarjuman <email@example.com>. 22 April 1996.
Rabbani, Ahang. "Re: Help with Arabic verbs." Private email sent to author. 07 Mar 1996.
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