TABLE ID AND LEGEND

Table IDs are also known as table numbering and are used to differentiate it from other tables (if there are multiple tables in a work). Table ID citations or references are set in roman and are in lowercase. These should be cited in the text or parenthetically.

e.g.
In-text citation:               The data are shown in table 1.

Parenthetical citation:     Column 1 shows the categories of variables (see table 1).

Tables should also be given its own number instead of citing it, for example, as table 1A–C. However, double numerations could be used for tables in a chapter of a book, especially if the work is by different authors.

For table IDs on the table proper, these are set in bold together with the table title or legend.

e.g.
Table 1. Data from the DENR

Note that the table ID and legend are separated by a period. The table legend should also be set in sentence case, and there should be no period at the end of the legend.

A table legend should be able to stand on its own. It should be a brief, general description of the content. Details for methodology, statistics, sources, abbreviations, and other notes should be placed as table footnotes.

COLUMN HEADS

Column headings should be as brief as possible and are set in sentence case. These usually present categories and units of measurement.

e.g.
Table 1. Data from the DENR

Typhoon name

Rainfall (in mm)

Ondoy

142

Pepeng

641

Note that the first column should be flushed left, and the succeeding columns are centered.

Column entries should be set in roman and in sentence case.

TABLE FOOTNOTES

Table footnotes are details about the methodology, statistics, sources, abbreviations, and other specific notes. Footnotes should follow the order: sources, general notes, specific notes, and abbreviations.

Source notes are acknowledgment of data taken from another source or work. General notes are items that describe the content of the table, and specific notes describe particular data or parts of the table, and usually correspond to superscripted numbers within the table.

e.g.
Table 1. Data from the DENR

Typhoon name

Rainfall (in mm)

Ondoy1

142

Pepeng2

641

Source: PAGASA (http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/).             ->            Source note
Data are derived from analysis by PAGASA.                           ->            General note
1September 23, 2009.                                                           ->            Specific note
2September 27, 2009.                                                           ->            Specific note
DENR, Department of Environment and Natural Resources.   ->            Abbreviation/s

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