Missouri State has adopted new guidelines in the Editorial Style Guide for writing out email addresses, websites and hashtags. We are now using a “camel case” style. In this style, the starting letters for each new word are capitalized. This is more inclusive for all readers/users of our content. It helps with readability and accessibility for those who are using a screen reader. Here is the new information associated with camel case.
In email addresses, the first name and last name, as well as the starting letter for each new word, are capitalized (however, .com, .edu, etc., do not need to be capitalized).
- BoomerBear@MissouriState.edu (not firstname.lastname@example.org)
When writing out websites, the starting letter for each new word is capitalized (however, .com, .edu, etc., do not need to be capitalized).
Example: MissouriState.edu NOT missouristate.edu
When writing hashtags, the first letter for each new word is capitalized.