All footnotes used must follow an acceptable form as indicated in The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), or in the examples below. As long as a form is acceptable, it may vary somewhat from these examples, but the important thing is that they are consistent throughout. If any changes are made, be sure they are made consistently.
The following guidelines may vary from publisher to publisher, and they may change some of the forms to fit their style manual before publication, but if you prepare them as indicated below, they will be acceptable and deemed professional, even if they have to be changed somewhat later.
Note: The examples below show note forms first, followed by bibliographic forms for the same items.
- Herbert Schlossberg, Idols for Destruction (Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, 1983),238.
(Note that 1. is used, rather than a raised or superior 1. This is the style to follow both in footnotes and endnotes. Superior numbers are needed only in the text.)
Schlossberg, Herbert. Idols for Destruction. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, 1983.
- Elisabeth Elliot, ed., The Journals of Jim Elliot (Old Tappan, N.J.: Revell, 1978), 356.
Elliot, Elisabeth, ed. The Journals of Jim Elliot. Old Tappan, N.J.: Revell, 1978.
- Rosemary Ruether and Rosemary Keller, Women and Religion in America: The Nineteenth Century, vol. 1 (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1982), 131-35.
Ruether, Rosemary and Rosemary Keller. Women and Religion in America: The
Nineteenth Century. Vol. 1. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1982.
- Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, trans. E.M. Blaiklock (Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, 1979), 46-47.
a Kempis, Thomas. The Imitation of Christ, trans. E. M. Blaiklock. Nashville,
Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, 1981. [alphabetize under K]