Struggling to figure out how to arrange these components. I have the title of a document, in quotes. The title ends with a question mark, but it’s being mentioned in a declarative sentence. In addition, there is a superscripted reference number referring to that document. So the sentence (right now) looks something like this:
I also had a role in “This Is The Name Of My Document?”.[sup]15[/sup]
Given that the question mark is a part of the title of that referenced document, should the period be in there with it? Should the period be present at all?
The superscripted reference should come after the final punctuation, correct?
Professional copy editor here. I’m in bed now, so I’m not going to look this up, but I’m pretty sure that most major style guides would say that the period is not necessary. The question mark serves both functions. I certainly wouldn’t use it in my publication.