Should you use aka or a.k.a.? If you have ever stressed over those three little periods, you aren’t alone.
Both aka and a.k.a. see frequent use in print, but the rules of style guides and formatting standards are often strict and unforgiving. Many college students see MLA formatting as rigid and inflexible, until they are required to adhere to APA formatting or Chicago style and learn to see MLA as relatively indifferent to most formatting minutiae.
In this case, though, most sources are in agreement. Continue reading to learn whether you should use a.k.a. or aka.