Parts Composed of Related Chapters

On rare occasions, long manuscripts may be divided into separate parts composed of related chapters. Individual parts may or may not be titled, but they must be numbered. Each part is then preceded by a part-title page (see the Appendices at the end of the handbook). The part number and title (if used) are typed in all capital letters, centered within the thesis margins and between the top and bottom margins of the page. If both part number and title are used, there is a heading space after the number and before the title. The page is counted in sequence with the rest of the manuscript, but no number appears on the page. The chapter number or title of the first titled section of the first part begins on the page following the part-title page 2 inches below the top of the page. The chapters or titled sections, if numbered, are numbered consecutively throughout the text. The numbering does not begin over with new parts. Page numbering is also consecutive.

If part-title pages are used to designate separate parts in a manuscript, they also must be used before each appendix (if used) and before the references (or selected bibliography). Format and numbering are the same as described in the preceding paragraph. When part-title pages are used with appendices and references, the title of each section is not repeated on the following page, and the text begins 1 inch from the top of the page.

If a reprint of a previously published article is incorporated as a chapter, a part-title page will precede the first page of the reprint. The chapter title is placed on the part-title page. A full credit line (stating “Reprinted with permission from” followed by the source) must be placed on the part-title page.  Publishers will frequently require specific wording.  See Figure 2.9 for an example.