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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published.
  • Please submit all manuscripts in Microsoft Word format, using the most recent version of the software available to you.
  • A summary of the style, usage and citation rules that will be used by members of the Editorial Board can be found here. The speed with which your article may be finalized for publication increases if you follow these rules in your drafting.
  • Each submission must include a proposed abstract of its contents. Published abstracts should be 1-2 paragraphs and will appear on the Delaware Law Review's website.
  • Each submission must include proposed keywords reflecting the article's contents. These keywords will be used in the metadata of the article in order to make it easier for search engines to index each work.
  • Citations must be in endnotes (not footnotes). Endnotes must be typed on a separate series of pages at the end of the manuscript. They will be converted into footnotes during the typesetting process.
  • Citation of authorities should conform to the form suggested in the most recent edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation for law review articles.
  • Manuscripts must be composed for 8-1/2 by 11-inch paper, to be printed on one side of the page only. Text should be left-justified.
  • Pages should have at least 1-inch margins along both left and right sides, and 1 ½-inch margins at both top and bottom.
  • All pages, including text and endnotes, must be numbered.
  • All text and endnotes must be double-spaced, except that: (i) Headings should be single-spaced; and (ii) Quotations of more than 50 words should be single-spaced and block indented.
  • In string citations, only one space should follow a period, comma, colon, semicolon or period, except that two spaces should follow a period that ends a citation sentence.
  • A disclaimer is published at the beginning of each issue of the Delaware Law Review. Individual article disclaimers are unnecessary.

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