Box 62Titles containing a Greek letter, chemical formula, or another special character

  • Capitalize the first word of the title of a volume unless the title begins with a Greek letter, chemical formula, or another special character that might lose its meaning if capitalized
    • Vol. 10, n-alkenes.
    • Vol. 3, de Crecchio syndrome.
  • If a title contains a Greek letter or some other symbol that cannot be reproduced with the type fonts available, substitute the name for the symbol. For example, Ω becomes omega.
    • Vol. 3, Seeds and γ-radiation.
    • may become
    • Vol. 3, Seeds and gamma-radiation.
  • If a title contains superscripts or subscripts than cannot be reproduced with the type fonts available, place the superscript or subscript in parentheses.
    • Vol. 4, Transport of NH3.
    • may become
    • Vol. 4, Transport of NH(3).

From: Chapter 2, Books

Cover of Citing Medicine
Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.
Patrias K, author; Wendling D, editor.
Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007-.

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