Citation Editing Services

Information regarding our Chicago Manual of Style conversion services.


Common Ground’s journals and journal collections require the use of the sixteenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style for all submitted journal articles. We are pleased to offer a conversion service for authors who may have used a different scholarly referencing style in an article they now wish to submit for publication consideration. For a modest fee, we will convert your citations to follow the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. Please contact us for more information.

What We Do:

  • Change references—internal citations and end-of-article references—to confirm proper use of the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, using either the author-date or notes and bibliography format of The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Check for typos and formatting inconsistencies within the citations.

What We Don’t Do:

  • Verify references

Our Guarantee:

  • If a manuscript that we have edited is rejected by a Common Ground Research Networks journal on purely referencing style grounds, you can receive either a full refund or have your references re-edited free of charge. However, if you make alterations to your references after using our services or choose not to accept our recommended revisions, you are not eligible for a refund or free re-editing.
  • The referencing style of your article will be changed to confirm proper use of The Chicago Manual of Style within 14-21 business days.
  • If a submission deadline passes while your article is being reformatted, your article will not be withdrawn or rejected.

The Conversion Process:

  • Email us to express your interest in having your references converted.
  • For articles under 5,000 words (excluding titles, subtitles, and the abstract), the charge for reference conversion is $50. If your article is more than 5,000 words, please contact us for a quote.
  • Within 14-21 business days of your confirmed payment, you will receive a copy of your article with the revised references. We can also upload the revised copy for you, and any pending submission deadlines will be altered to accommodate the conversion timeline.


Please note that this service is not mandatory for publication in a Common Ground Research Networks journal. Using this service does not guarantee acceptance for publication, nor are you obliged to submit your revised manuscript to a Common Ground Research Networks journal.

Request More Information:

For more information, please contact us.

If you would like to be considered as a copyeditor or reference converter, please send your name, contact details, and CV.