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Communicating about Rutgers

Editorial Style Guide

Editorial guidelines have been developed for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in order to lend consistency and clarity to communications.

Punctuation, Hyphenation, and More

The primary purpose of the Rutgers Editorial Style Guide is to address topics specific to Rutgers that may not be adequately covered in standard style guides, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or the Associated Press Stylebook. In addition, the guide summarizes frequently raised questions of style and current usage.

Questions of style, unlike many questions of grammar, usually do not have a “right” or “wrong” answer. Instead, establishing a “preferred” style is helpful so that a consistent presentation can be maintained throughout university communications. 

Questions about editorial style can be submitted to Lisa Elwood at