The Canons of Citechecking

22 Green Bag 2d 43 (2018)

4 Pages Posted: 8 May 2019

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Jonathan Tietz

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: September 22, 2018


In the tradition of legal scholarly publishing -- a student editor with very little experience offering barely informed solutions to improve publishing -- I present here a set of so-called "canons of citechecking." Akin to the statutory canons of construction, they might be useful to editors for rationalizing when to insist (or not) that an author's proposition be supported. The idea, of course, is to offer reasonable, meaningful suggestions to authors rather than to blindly perform mechanical busywork or to play "gotcha!"

Keywords: citechecking, legal writing, citations, law reviews, journals

Suggested Citation

Tietz, Jonathan, The Canons of Citechecking (September 22, 2018). 22 Green Bag 2d 43 (2018), Available at SSRN:

Jonathan Tietz (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI
United States

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