As a member of the Public Services team, Cindy Fester (Editor-Research Publications) can provide the following support to UW Law faculty working on publications (journal articles, book chapters, books, briefs, blog posts, op-ed pieces, etc.):
Cindy Fester (Editor-Research Publications) and librarians are available to check the Bluebook formatting of footnotes in UW Law faculty ready-to-submit manuscripts. This service handles articles and book chapters.
Note: We do not typically offer this service for articles that have already been accepted for publication.
Note that this service focuses on correcting Bluebook citations, not creating them. It does not encompass finding sources, source-gathering and cite-checking, or editorial proofreading (as book and law review editors do). You may ask the library for assistance in finding sources at earlier stages in researching and writing the article (email email@example.com).
Your research assistant should be first in line for assisting you with creating Bluebook citations.
Please note that we generally cannot check and correct footnotes or endnotes in other citation styles, such as MLA or the University of Chicago.
Providing as much advance notice as possible of the publication project with which faculty would like assistance allows Cindy to plan and set aside time in the future to accommodate the request. Particularly for book projects it is essential to have an advance consultation on the body of work, assistance required, and publisher guidelines and deadlines prior to embarking on the project.
The UW Law Digital Commons institutional repository is an important tool to promote and disseminate UW Law scholarship. UW Law faculty can review their publications on Digital Commons via the UW Law Author's page. Authors with work hosted on the site will receive a monthly Author Readership Report that provides detail about download counts for your articles. The email will also include a link to your Author Dashboard where you can review more detailed statistics about your work, including PlumX Metric.
If you see works that are missing from Digital Commons that you think should be added or if you have a newly published work, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting work for posting, please be sure to provide an abstract (if one is not already included in the article) and a list of applicable keywords.
NOTE: Digital Commons is UW Law's repository for final, published works. Draft and forthcoming works are more appropriately posted to SSRN as described below.
SSRN (Social Science Research Network)
SSRN is an open-access repository for scholarly papers across a variety of disciplines. UW Law faculty and staff may have library staff post draft, forthcoming and final, published works for them to by contacting email@example.com.
More information is available on our SSRN guide.