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BPS style guide for authors and editors

This document lays out guidelines for authors, editors and staff members involved in the production of written material for publication (advertisements, reports, press releases).

25 October 2023

BPS Guidance

By BPS Communications

Designed to ensure that a consistent style and tone is established and adhered to, these guidelines provide information in the following areas:

  1. Abbreviations
  2. Capitalisation
  3. Italics
  4. Lists
  5. Numbers
  6. Statistical and mathematical copy
  7. Punctuation
  8. Quotations
  9. Citation of sources
  10. Word selection
  11. Sentence construction
  12. Spelling and hyphenation
  13. Tables
  14. Figures, graphs and illustrations
  15. Copyright

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