Text Formatting

Listed below are various formatting preferences for wording and nomenclature use.

  • Initial caps should always be used for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science name.
  • It is appropriate to refer to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science as “VIMS” after a logo or full-name mention appears. In a longer printed piece or digital media, it is preferable to use the full name for the first mention and “VIMS” thereafter. 
Scientific Paper Affiliation

For proper affiliation on scientific papers, use the following format.

First/Last Name 
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary, P.O. Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA 23062 USA