Why does the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook include abbreviations before volume, issue, and page numbers?
The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook aims to make the style accessible to all instead of creating an insider’s code. Thus, it eliminates some of the abbreviations used in the seventh edition for works-cited-list entries but introduces commonly recognized ones, such as vol., no., p. and pp., where their use might be helpful to readers. . . .
Published 22 August 2019