Augustan Omnibus

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The Augustan Society, Inc., publishes a journal titled The Augustan Omnibus, presently semi-annually.

Formal title: The Augustan Omnibus: An International Journal of Chivalry, Genealogy, History, Heraldry, Nobility, and Royalty. The order of the six terms are shuffled for each issue.

Short title: The Augustan Omnibus

Informal title: Omnibus

Web page on main site.


The Omnibus staff is headed by the Editor, who is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Editor-in-Chief. He then appoints such other members as he may see fit. These presently include:

  • Associate Editors, who work with authors to perfect their articles (and especially their list of citations);
  • Reviews Editor, who will assign and supervise the submission of reviews of books, periodicals, and software; and a
  • Proofreader, who reviews completed articles for grammar, spelling, and may compare the article to the original.

The Advertising Manager, who sells ads and provides copy directly to the Production Editor. When a working Fundraising Committee exists, this officer should be attached to and a member of that committee. The Advertising Manager is appointed by, reports to, and serves at the pleasure of the Editor-in-Chief.

The Production Editor, who assembles each issue from the articles and other items submitted by the Editor, prints and mails each issue (in coordination with Headquarters Staff, of which he is usually a member. The Production Editor is appointed by, reports to, and serves at the pleasure of the Editor-in-Chief.

Style Manual

The primary source of style is the Chicago manual:

The Chicago manual of style.
16th ed.
The University of Chicago Press, ©2010.

Unfortunately, this manual is not entirely consistent, nor does it cover all of the peculiar sources we find common. Obviously, it also lacks details of our typographic standards.

To address these two challenges, we have established our own Style Manual which should be adhered to.


  1. Page: 8½×11", 50# white, ½" margins, running head after Contents page, excepting back cover, and excepting inside back cover if all ads.
  2. Printed cover: 12×18" 65# card white, trimmed to 11×17" for full bleed, laser printer
  3. Printed body: 11×17" 50# white, laser printer
  4. Binding: saddle stitch, two staples
  1. Formats:
    1. Header — DejaVu Serif italic 12pt
    2. Title — DejaVu Serif bold 24pt centered
    3. Subtitle — DejaVu Serif bold 18pt centered
    4. Author — DejaVu Serif Bold 12pt centered
    5. Text body — DejaVu Serif book 12pt justified, three-line drop cap (first paragraph only)
    6. Text body indent — DejaVu Serif book 12 pt justified, automatic indent
    7. Caption — DejaVu Serif Italic 11pt centered
    8. Quotation — DejaVu Serif book 11pt justified, indent 0.2" on both sides, open quotation marks hung (0.08"), spacing 0.06" above and below.
    9. Table Contents — DejaVu Sans Condensed 10pt, bold header
    10. Heading 1 — DejaVu Serif bold 18pt, spacing 0.18" above
    11. Heading 2 — DejaVu Serif bold 15pt, spacing 0.15" above
    12. Heading 3 — DejaVu Serif bold 12pt, spacing 0.12" above
    13. Bibliography Header — DejaVu Serif bold 15pt, spacing 0.15" above
    14. Bibliography 1 — DejaVu Serif 11pt left, 0.06" above
    15. URL and email addresses — DejaVu Sans Condensed
    16. All styles limit 2 lines for Orphans and Widows, no spacing expect as above
  1. Style Rules (under development):
    1. Dates are given as "18 August 1958" in text, "18 Aug. 1958" in Bibliographies.
    2. Approximate dates are given with "c." in front of the date, as "c.1958".
    3. Abbreviations for states will be the two-letter Postal Service abbreviations, except when a state is mentioned without a city or county, in which case it is spelled in full.
    4. Ranges of numbers are shown with an "–" (n-dash) between the extremes, without spaces. Both numbers are to be given in full (as "211–214"), except for dates which may use only two digits in the second half (as 1958–82).
    5. Wikipedia citations may list only the primary website data in the sources if the full name of the page is given in the text.
    6. URLs are given in body text condensed, between <angle brackets>. No color change or underline.
    7. Underlined words are to be converted to italics.