CMOS FAQ Questions http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/ Latest CMOS FAQ Questions with links to the answers en-us Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:00:00 GMT 60 https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Punctuation/faq0134.html Q. Does CMOS prefer a slash or parentheses to denote an alternative? For example, “on/off” vs. “on (off).” <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Does <em>CMOS</em> prefer a slash or parentheses to denote an alternative? For example, &ldquo;on/off&rdquo; vs. &ldquo;on (off).&rdquo;</p> Mon, 05 Sep 2022 14:20:47 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/InternetWebandOtherPost-WatergateConcerns/faq0019.html Q. I’m editing a bibliography that has many URLs that end in a slash. Should these be deleted? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> I&rsquo;m editing a bibliography that has many URLs that end in a slash. Should these be deleted?</p> Mon, 05 Sep 2022 14:19:22 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Compounds/faq0027.html Q. Working on software that has an e-shop, I see a very different use of the word “checkout” vs. “check out.” Should it be “checkout now” or “check out now”? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Working on software that has an e-shop, I see a very different use of the word &ldquo;checkout&rdquo; vs. &ldquo;check out.&rdquo; Should it be &ldquo;checkout now&rdquo; or &ldquo;check out now&rdquo;?</p> Mon, 05 Sep 2022 14:18:23 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/HyphensEnDashesEmDashes/faq0170.html Q. Hello! I understand that hyphens work like “treatment-naive patients” but “patients are treatment naive.” However, what would you recommend if the modifier is used alone—e.g., in a graph key? Hyphen or open? Should the key be “Treatment-naive” and “Previously treated,” or “Treatment naive” and “Previously treated”? Thank you! <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Hello! I understand that hyphens work like &ldquo;treatment-naive patients&rdquo; but &ldquo;patients are treatment naive.&rdquo; However, what would you recommend if the modifier is used alone&mdash;e.g., in a graph key? Hyphen or open? Should the key be &ldquo;Treatment-naive&rdquo; and &ldquo;Previously treated,&rdquo; or &ldquo;Treatment naive&rdquo; and &ldquo;Previously treated&rdquo;? Thank you!</p> Mon, 05 Sep 2022 14:16:23 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Capitalization/faq0111.html Q. Debating with an editor over capitalization of the word bicentennial. When it’s an adjective (“bicentennial year”), I agree that no cap is needed, but I contend that when it’s a noun (“the Bicentennial”), a cap is needed. Agree—or not? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Debating with an editor over capitalization of the word <em>bicentennial</em>. When it&rsquo;s an adjective (&ldquo;bicentennial year&rdquo;), I agree that no cap is needed, but I contend that when it&rsquo;s a noun (&ldquo;the Bicentennial&rdquo;), a cap is needed. Agree&mdash;or not?</p> Mon, 05 Sep 2022 14:13:20 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0413.html Q. In author-date, how does one handle multiple forthcoming works by a single author? Does one use forthcominga, forthcomingb, etc.? Or maybe with a hyphen: forthcoming-a, forthcoming-b? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> In author-date, how does one handle multiple forthcoming works by a single author? Does one use forthcominga, forthcomingb, etc.? Or maybe with a hyphen: forthcoming-a, forthcoming-b?</p> Mon, 05 Sep 2022 14:10:36 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0412.html Q. When a journal changes its name, should I use the name of the journal when the article was published or the current name when citing an article contained in the journal? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> When a journal changes its name, should I use the name of the journal when the article was published or the current name when citing an article contained in the journal?</p> Mon, 05 Sep 2022 14:09:33 GMT