I was wondering if anyone knows what specific resource(s) are used as guidelines (i.e. grammar and syntax, referencing, in-text citations, etc) regarding various writing styles in different Spanish-speaking countries. For example, in the United States, depending on what style of writing one undertakes (especially in terms of writing for publication), there are several style manuals which are widely used as references in terms of correct formatting style. Here are a few of the more widely used sources (the name in bold refers to the particular citation style as it is commonly called and is followed by the specific publication in italics):
• MLA (Modern Language Association) - MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - often used in Literature, arts and humanities.
• APA (American Psychological Association) - APA Citation Style - used in psychology, education and other social sciences
• AMA (American Medical Association) - AMA Manual of Style - used in medicine, health and biological sciences.
• Chicago - Chicago Manual of Style - Used with all subjects in the "real world (i.e. non-scholarly)" by books, magazines, newspapers and other non-scholarly publications.
• Turabian - Turabian Citation Style: A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations - Designed for college students to use with all subjects.
• CSE (Council of Science Editors) - CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers. - Used by various scientific publishers including biologists, earth scientists and other scientists
• ACS (American Chemical Society) - ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information - Chemistry
Just bumping this up in hopes that someone in the "night class" might know the answer to this.