Editorial Style

Our 'One university' vision requires one copy style to convey our key messages most effectively.

To that end, all communicators at The Ohio State University use Associated Press style for content that promotes the university. AP style provides guidelines for grammar and punctuation, and is the primary style used in print and online publications around the country.

Online Stylebook

The online AP Stylebook (apstylebook.com/osu) provides communicators direction on nomenclature, capitalization and other topics writers and editors encounter in the course of their work. It also clarifies instances in which Ohio State’s internal rules break from standard AP style.

Ohio State’s online stylebook is available only to users working within the Columbus campus IP range (this includes those using osuwireless). The stylebook permits 10 simultaneous users, so please exit the page if you are not using it.

The online AP Stylebook can answer most questions communicators may have about style and usage, but any questions not addressed can be submitted to style@osu.edu.

Style resources

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