Capitalize the first and all major words in titles of books and journal articles in the text [usually four letters or more is a major word] and all verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns. When a capitalized word is hyphenated, capitalize both words (Full-Time). Also, capitalize the first word after a colon or a dash in a title [Note: In the reference list capitalize only the first word (Full-time.]. A name that begins with a lowercase letter should be capitalized if it begins a sentence (e.g., de Witte should be written as De Witte). The first word in a complete sentence following a colon should be capitalized. In the reference list the titles of books and articles, only the first word, the first word after a colon or dash, and proper nouns are capitalized. Capitalize all major words in the name of a journal. In the text, capitalize the first word after a colon that begins a new sentence as if it were following a period. Capitalize terms if the terms are proper nouns (Nobel Peace Prize), references to specific groups (Control Group A), nouns before numbers (Trial 5), and course and department titles (ABC University, School of Advanced Studies).
Do not capitalize the following:
· Theories or philosophies
· Therapies or techniques
· Diseases or disorders [capitalize the name if used in the disease or disorder, ex: Alzheimer’s or Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy]
· Condition or the groups in an experiment
· Variable or the statistical procedure or tests
· Academic subject or course [Capitalize specific courses and department titles]
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