In a citation to a forthcoming journal article, the Blue Book mandates listing the month as well as year of publication. I intend to cite a forthcoming article. I wrote the journal's student editors and asked them what was the expected month of publication. They said it is not their policy to give out such information. That journal is one of the student journals which has oversight over the Blue Book. Such an unwillingness to share pertinent citation information seems to violate aspirational norms.
Can I ask you to consider revising the rule -- and removing the need to cite to the expected month of publication, OR to send a memorandum to the student journals which edit the Blue Book and ask them to commit to best practices?
Seth Barrett Tillman, First World Problems, New Reform Club (Mar. 3, 2020, 4:26 AM), <https://reformclub.blogspot.com/2020/03/first-world-problems.html>;