Nameplate (publishing)

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Nameplate of the Mining and Scientific Press in 1885
The Rensselaer Polytechnic student newspaper nameplate.

In American usage, a publication's nameplate is a publication's designed title as it appears on the front page or cover. In the United Kingdom and many other Commonwealth nations, it is known as masthead.[1] [2]

In American usage, the term masthead refers to a printed list, published in a fixed position in each edition, of its owners, departments, officers and address details,[3][4] which in British English usage is known as imprint.[1]


  1. ^ a b The Guardian: Newspaper terminology Linked 2013-06-16
  2. ^ Newspaper terminology Archived pdf at WebCitation.
  3. ^ Funk & Wagnall's Standard Dictionary, New York 1960
  4. ^ E.g., masthead of The New York Times