When writing English, one often uses Latin terms, such as exemplī grātiā, opere citātō, and id est, but in abbreviated forms, "e.g.", "op. cit.", and "i.e.". When writing Latin terms in English, one often places them in italics. Should the abbreviated forms of such Latin terms also be placed in italics?
"Observe that it is usual to write Latin abbreviations in italics, but this is not strictly essential, and many people don't bother."
I read a fair amount of non-fiction publications with copious use of these abbreviations and cannot recall having ever seen them italicized.