Style Guides

International Center for Law and Religion Studies Style Guide 2010

1.  Authors who submit formal or scholarly manuscripts in English to the Center or its websites are invited to follow as nearly as possible the guidelines for humanities style (notes and bibliography) manuscript preparation of The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003).  Legal scholars may also choose to follow the Chicago Journal of International Law. The following documents may be helpful:

a.  Basic Chicago format.  

b.  Quick link for help with citation of specific documents, including U.S. government documents.

c.  Style Sheet for the Chicago Journal of International Law.   

d.  ICLRS Style Sheet  (based on Chicago 14th ed.)

2.  Legal scholars may prefer to follow the citation conventions with which they are familiar or in which their articles are prepared for publication, e.g., Bluebook or ALWD.

3.  Where preferred, British spelling and punctuation conventions may be retained.

4.  Submitters working in languages other than English may follow the conventions most favored by scholars in the language, country, or institution in question.  Help with the conventions of most nations may be found in the Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citation (GFILC), A Product of NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, which also may be accessed through this site. 

5.  References to religions, religious vocabulary, and sacred works should follow where possible the conventions of the religion in question.  Some help with citing sacred texts may be found in the Chicago manual.  See Section III, here.

6.  Conventions for some references particular to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may be found here

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