I see questions from time to time about citation styles. For example,
I have never really seen these as on-topic for this site, but I could not find discussion about them on meta, and they don't seem to be closed very quickly.
It seems to me that:
Many of these questions apply equally to writing at all levels, particularly basic questions about particular styles, such as this question about APA style: APA: How to cite chapter and edition in book . These are not really about academia any more than questions on proper grammar would be.
When there is more than one reasonable possibility for how to format something, the answer will almost always be "follow your discipline's style manual" or "follow the instructions of the journal"