For our Lexicon, we have decide to render our entries as follows:
- Definitions that are not written in English are nevertheless always offered under the entry-title of their English equivalent.
- Definitions per entry are ordered chronologically.
- Each definition in an entry is written in a separate ‘block-quote’.
- Because the definition is rendered in a ‘block-quote,’ we do not use quotation marks.
- The definition’s original formatting (including bold, italics, or underlined) is copied as much as possible.
- When the definition mentions a term that already has its own entry in the lexicon, we will provide a link to that entry.
- When a definition contains a quotation, the in-text reference is adjusted to comply with the Lexicon’s standards (see points 8 to 10 below). If the reference has not yet been researched (nor added to the Bibliography page), it will be added to the To-Do list of the lexicon’s public Zotero group until it has.
- At the end of the definition (but before the last full stop), a reference is rendered in the (Author Year, Page) format.
- In the definition’s reference, the ‘year’ is always given, even if there is (still) only one reference by that author in our Bibliography.
- In the definition’s reference, we will link the Author and Year to the relevant resource on our Bibliography page.
If you are a registered user who wishes to contribute to the Lexicon via the WordPress CMS environment,1 please follow these guidelines as closely as possible, and include a full reference at the bottom of the entry, preferably in the Chicago Manual of Style‘s Author-Date format. When your contribution is reviewed, we will edit this reference out, and put it on our Bibliography page. To add a new definition to an existing entry, please create a new entry with the same name (Lexicon > Add New). We will add your contribution to the existing entry, display your username in the entry’s ‘last update on … by …’ line, and add your name to the Credits page.
If you would rather contribute without registering as a user, please fill in the form.
We would like to thank you in advance for your helpful contribution to the lexicon!
1 After registering as a user, please send us an e-mail so we can change your ‘WordPress role’ to ‘contributor’ and you can start writing definitions. Sadly, we cannot automate this process because a lot of spam-bots register to the website as well.