Editing Policy

The Duke Law Journal has, over time, developed a body of stylistic conventions that we aim to follow whenever possible. We find that most Articles require a modest degree of editing to comply with The Bluebook and the Chicago Manual of Style, but we believe our authors make their arguments most effectively when they speak in their own voice. With this in mind, our editors make every effort to limit proposed changes to those that substantially improve or clarify the author’s argument.

Editing Policy

The Duke Law Journal has, over time, developed a body of stylistic conventions that we aim to follow whenever possible. We find that most Articles require a modest degree of editing to comply with The Bluebook and the Chicago Manual of Style, but we believe our authors make their arguments most effectively when they speak in their own voice. With this in mind, our editors make every effort to limit proposed changes to those that substantially improve or clarify the author’s argument.