Demy Octavo Format: a book format which is 216 x 138 mm. It is the traditional British paper size.
Elision: the running together of pairs of numbers, e.g. 38–9, 213–17.
Em Rule: Is a unit of measurement equivalent to one sixth of an inch; long rule equivalent to12 pts.
En Rule: This is a unit of measurement which is half the size of an -em. En dash is a short dash (hyphen).
Foreword. The foreword, if included, is written by someone other than the author or editor and serves to recommend the book to its readers. It should be brief and meaningful. The foreword is not a substitute for the preface.
Half title. The half title is a page on which the title alone appears, without any subtitle or the author's name. The back of the half title, page ii, is often left blank, but can also include a short bio on the author, or if the title is part of a series, info about the series.
Index. This is not prepared until proof stage, but authors need to discuss with editors on submission, if an index is necessary or not for the particu- lar title. If an index is required and the work is accepted for publication, authors will be required to submit a preliminary word list of entries on the subject matter discussed for the indexer.
Leading: the space between line of type, measured in points.
Landscape Format: A format where the width is greater than the height and the text or picture is printed across the page. Sometimes called hori- zontal format.
Laser Printer: A printer which uses a laser source to print high-quality dot matrix character pattern on paper. The resolution are much higher than the ordinary printer (usually 300–1200 dpi).
Notes are placed at the end of the book, before the bibliography; in col- lection of chapters by different authors the notes usually go at the ends of the chapters (see Notes and References, pp.15–18).
A preface is a piece written by the author explaining how the book came to be written, or as a brief apologia. A longer, detailed analysis of the subjects to be covered in the book should be treated as an introduction.
Page Proofs: Proofs of a manuscript which have been made up into pages usually with headlines and folios.