Dear Colleagues and Stack Exchange Readers,
Hello. I am writing a Foreword for a colleague's scholarly monograph. I would like to quote from one of my own books, as well as from the recent memoir of a public statesman, and from a high-level meeting.
Forewords must be short, generally between 750 to 1,250 words. I want mine to be about 900 words.
I have not seen any footnotes in other published Forewords. What do you think? Do I need to put in formal footnotes for this memoir and for my own book and the meeting, or is it appropriate to just put the title of the memoir or book in italics within the body of the Foreword, with the year of publication in parentheses after the title?
I would like to cite a brief phrase from the minutes of a high-level White House meeting. These records were published. Do I put in a full footnote with the source, or some kind of truncated, inline reference?
If you can share your thoughts on this, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much for your help.