Traditionally, the titles of works published in English are given maximal capitalisation. That is to say, capitalise the first word and all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. Do not capitalise articles, conjunctions or prepositions.

Small_OK The Strategic Plan for Teaching and Learning

However, the first word of a subtitle after a colon is generally capitalised, whatever part of speech it may be (see also Other uses of colons).

Small_OK Strategic Planning: An Approach to the Future

Remember, too, that when writing individual titles you can often exercise a certain amount of personal judgement. A short title, for example, may look better if words that are often lowercased are capitalised.

Small_OK All About Erasmus

In the headings of document sections, however, use sentence-style capitalisation (first word and proper nouns) instead of title-style capitalisation (first word and all nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs), although the exact style will also depend on the number of levels of hierarchy. Capitalise the first letter of the first word, but lowercase the rest, including the first word after a colon (except for those words that would normally be capitalised in running text).

Small_OK Teaching vision
Small_OK Strategic goals: a necessary evil
Small_OK Core teaching values and the Dublin Declaration

The first element of a compound word is always capitalised in a title; the second element is also capitalised unless it is an article, a preposition or a coordinating conjunction.

Small_OK The Role of Computer-Assisted Translation in the Internationalisation of European Universities


Small_OK Greater European Integration Gets the Thumbs-up from Catalan-SpeakingUniversity Students

Second elements that are hyphenated to prefixes are capitalised only if they are proper nouns or nouns used as adjectives.

Small_OK Competencies: A Comparison between Pre- and Post-Erasmus Students
Small_OK Post-examination Opening Times for University Libraries

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