Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Professor Colin Miller (John Marshall Law School) and Editor Evidence Prof Blog recently wrote to inform me about a Submission Guide for Online Law Review Journals which he posted on SSRN. This document, which spans 7 pages, is a wonderful resource for professors and others who would like to submit a piece for publication in an online journal. Professor Miller follows up on a posting that I did on the same subject, here.
I have published several articles in online law reviews. I believe that they are the waive of the future for two reasons. First, there really is no need for print versions-particularly since journals are only read by other researchers. Second, online law reviews tend to be much shorter and publication is much quicker. Indeed, I published an article in the Rutgers Law Record within 2 weeks of it being accepted. Timing is becoming more and more important since everything is online these days. Cases are available and discussed on blogs within hours of them being issued. There is little point in discussing an important new case a year and half after the decision.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein