Light Edit Philosophy

The Virginia Law Review places a premium on maintaining the author’s voice and the strength of the author’s argument throughout the editorial process and has therefore long employed a light-edit philosophy. Our edits strive to improve readability and ensure accuracy and stylistic consistency, not to co-opt the article from its author.  This light edit approach also helps ensure your article is published as quickly as possible, while our rigorous multi-level editing process provides citation accuracy.

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