The Publishing Department is pleased to announce the AAA Style Guide was revised in July 2009 and is now available for download below. This replaces the previous style guide, which was released in 2003.
AAA uses The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2003) and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition, 2006). This guide is an outline of style rules basic to our journal editing. Where no rule is present in this guide, follow Chicago. In Webster’s, use the first spelling if there is a choice and use American (rather than British) spellings. This guide does not apply to newsletters, which deviate frequently from these guidelines in the interest of space and tend to follow many Associated Press style rules.
If you experience problems downloading the Style Guide, please visit Adobe.com to download the most recent version of the Adobe Reader or contact AAA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.