[visionlist] [cvnet] Abbreviations
William K. Stell
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Thu Apr 28 16:53:28 -04 2022
Slipping in "et alia", ad hoc?
I like that. 😉
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Subject: Re: [cvnet] Abbreviations
I once had a journal edit out the word 'mayhap' after the article was accepted. I was annoyed. Mayhap is an awesome word and deserves to be printed.
I also had a journal question my use of the word 'gift' as a verb. In my reply I cited both Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Blade Runner as precedents, so they let it in. At least they asked first.
In general I dislike the high-handed behavior of copy editors.
'et alia' is lovely. Maybe I'll try slipping that in next time.
On Thursday, April 28, 2022, 3:30:49 PM EDT, Karen Gunther <guntherk at wabash.edu> wrote:
I just had a paper published in JOV, and I have both e.g. and i.e. multiple times in my paper (final version, not edited out).
I would LOVE to change “et al.” to “et alia”. Students never know where the period goes. And “al.” is hardly any shorter than “alia”.
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Subject: [cvnet] Abbreviations
Does anyone know why "e.g." and "i.e." are being edited out of journals, especially JOV? They're well understood concise short-hand for cumbersome longer phrases, so I would like to understand the objections to using them.
Qasim Zaidi PhD
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