Publishing Articles in Law Reviews and Journals Research Guide
This guide is intended for all who wish to submit articles for publication in law reviews and journals.
This short guide is intended to assist both faculty and students who wish to submit articles for publication in law reviews and journals.
I. Listings of Law Reviews and Law Journals
The first step in publishing is to review a list of law reviews and law journals, which will help you decide where to submit your article. The following resources provide current listings of law reviews and law journals.
- Law Journal Submission Service can be used to rank or sort journals by subject (from Washington and Lee University School of Law Library).
- Journals Temporarily Not Accepting Submissions list from the ExpressO web site.
- Law Journals Annotated listing of journals from Washburn School of Law.
- Directory of Law Reviews, (formerly Anderson's Directory of Law Reviews), print and online, KF1 .D57. Although this has not been updated since 2006, the online version has a spreadsheet and mailing labels that can make submission easier.
- Findlaw Academic Law Review and Journals, http://stu.findlaw.com/journals/index.html. Alphabetical listings by topic.
II. Gather Information on Style, Strategy, and Selection
There are several sources and tools to assist in the process of selecting and submitting articles.
- "Publishing and Publicizing" in Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review (2010). KF250 .V65.
- Publishing in Law Reviews and Journals, Harvard Law School Library. Information on choosing where to publish, article submission services, author rights (e.g., keeping copyright to your work), and more.
- Writing for and Publishing in Law Reviews, Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, Covers choosing topics for law articles.
- Tips on Publishing. Great strategy tips, including timing, expedited review, length, cost and format from Columbia.
III. How to Submit Articles for Publication
These sources provide the address and detail information that you need to submit an article.
Law Journal Submission Service, Washington and Lee University Law School Library. Submit articles directly from this web site to journals that accept electronic submissions. There is no charge for this service. There is a listing of law reviews by title, subject, country or rank. Link to the records in each listing for submission rules and policies, addresses, and cost information.
ExpressO is a fee-based electronic article submission service.
- Faculty: Contact Anna Selden in Faculty Support Services.
- Students: Create an account on the ExpressO web site. One free submission is provided.
Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews and Journals is a chart listing the submission requirements (including any special requirements) for many law reviews. It was last updated in March of 2010.
IV. Additional Resources
Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews and Journals, by Nancy Levit & Allen Rostron
An overview of legal publishing and links to law review publishing sites is included in the LLRX guide entitled, Law Periodical Publishing Practices and Trends.
Researching Your Scholarly Writing - It would be advantageous to review this tutorial when beginning a scholarly writing project, such as a seminar paper or a law journal note.
Submission Guide for Online Law Review Supplements, Version 6.1, by Colin Miller
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