Items in the Checklist are cited following the format that has been used in the James Joyce Quarterly’s Current JJ Checklist. Though similar to the Modern Language Association’s format, the Checklist’s citation conventions have been adapted to the wide variety of materials included in order to provide the fullest descriptions possible while retaining as much coherence as possible.
Names of journals are given in uniform formats, and are in most cases fully spelled out. For instance, James Joyce Literary Supplement is preferred to JJLS, and Zeitschrift fr Anglistik und Amerikanistik to ZAA. Those titles that have become well-established as abbreviations, such as PMLA, are cited in their abbreviated form. The Times Literary Supplement became TLS in the late 1960s, and the Checklist follows this distinction.
In general, the Checklist cites publication in journals at the article level. An exception is the James Joyce Newestlatter, whose issues, generally composed of short newsy items, have been listed individually; only articles by named contributors have been cited separately. Special attention has been given to the James Joyce Quarterly. Its contents have been indexed completely from the first issue in 1963 to the present, and all books reviewed in its pages, whether specific to Joyce or not, have been cited in the Checklist. Special thematic issues of the Quarterly have been given individual citations.
Author’s names are generally given as provided in the cited document. This can lead to irregularities: Herring, Phillip and Herring, Phillip F., for example, both appear in the Checklist. Obvious misspellings have been silently corrected. As some periodicals apply diacriticals irregularly or casually, some names have been standardized. For example, Wilhelm Füger’s name is always given with the umlaut whether or not it appears as such in a journal.
URLs are provided for those items that exist only as Web sites, and are of course subject to change at any time. Citations to articles included in JSTOR, Periodicals Archive Online and Project Muse, include the persistent URL associated with the article. Though some users may not have access to these proprietary resources, their wide accessibility in research libraries offers many users ready access to full texts.
Citations are provided in the original language; those in languages that do not use the Roman alphabet have been transliterated. As the working language for the Checklist is English, subsidiary information (such as names of months, places of publication, and notes) appears in the English language or Anglo-American usage.
For the most part, the Checklist follows the conventions of the James Joyce Quarterly in referring to Joyce’s works. Following are abbreviations found frequently in the Checklist’s notes:
- JJ: James Joyce
- CP: Collected Poems
- CW: Critical Writings
- D: Dubliners
- E: Exiles
- FW: Finnegans Wake
- GJ: Giacomo Joyce
- JJA: James Joyce Archive
- JJQ: James Joyce Quarterly
- Letters I, II, III: Letters of James Joyce, volumes I, II, III
- P: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
- SH: Stephen Hero
- SL: Selected Letters of James Joyce
- U: Ulysses