Where applicable, you may be asked to provide a list of keywords to assist the indexer. If you should choose to do your own index, make sure that your name and the book title are written on the first page of the index, in case it gets separated from the proofs.
A useful work, for example, in this connection is M. D. Anderson's Book Indexing (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1971, revised 1985)
Type or print out double-spaced, with essential capitals only. Indent run- on lines. All entries must be in strict alphabetical order, word by word. Note that turnover lines should be indented further than the start of the last sub-entry to avoid confusion, for example,
Abbreviations, 85–99, 109–10 Ambiguity in, 86, 88, 90–4
apostrophes in, 85, 91–100 reference numbers, 92 sections, 93, 95, 97, 100 Abstracts of papers in multi-
lingual editions, 223–4 Accents, 16, 18
Start sub-entries on a fresh line (as in example above). If you chose to run- on sub-entries, separate them from one another with semicolons. Avoid sub-sub-entries if possible. Use minimum numbers for page spans, i.e., 36–7, 207–8, but for hundreds repeat the digit, i.e., 113–119. Remember to use an en rule in page spans.
Leave an extra line space between entries for different letters of the alpha- bet.
Do not index notes or prelims, except where there is lengthy argument which is really an extension of the text.
Number the index pages.
If you are able to supply your index on disk, do so. Supply details of the computer and format used with the index disk.