Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rules of Capitalization in Writing

 One day one of my supervisors broadcast and email to our lab mailing-list about the rule of capitalization in writting a title. So, here is I share the summary of the rules he sent to us :
  1. Capitalize most words except for articles (a, an, the), conjunctions (and, but, for, or, nor) and short prepositions (in, on, etc.)
  2. Long prepositions (Before, Through, etc.) are capitalized
  3. The first and last word are always capital
  4. In hyphenated phrases, the word after the hyphen follows the above rules: On Lossy-Forwarding Techniques

See page 6 of IEEE Style guide for more info:


Also, in the body of the document (not in the title), proper nouns are capitalized (Gaussian elimination, Bayes rule).  But algorithmsmethods, etc. are *not* proper nouns and are not capitalized even if it has an acronym/abbreviation/initialism in all-capitals (Viterbi algorithm, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antennas, intersymbol interference (ISI)).  See page 24 of above document.

Hope you find it usefull ^_^

PS: I literally copy-paste the information from my seupervisor's email.

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