Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading
Q. Would it be permissible to standardize a format within a publication that otherwise generally adheres to Chicago? I would appreciate any light you could shed on this.
A. If you are obliged to follow Chicago strictly for some reason (such as its being required by your dissertation office), then it is not permissible to change it. Otherwise, you may adapt Chicago’s guidelines to fit your needs (as we have recommended since our first edition in 1906).