Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rostron & Levit's updated guide for submitting law review articles

In case you hadn't already heard, Professors Allen Rostron and Nancy Levit (both UMKC) have posted to SSRN their annual update to the benchmark guide for submitting law review articles. Among the highlights and new features included in the updates are the following : 

First, the chart containing submission information for the 204 main journals now includes as much information as possible about what law reviews are no longer accepting submissions at the moment and when they may likely resume accepting submissions.  However, many journals typically do not provide specific dates and instead opt to indicate only that they will start accepting articles again sometime in the spring.


Second, there continues to be a gradual increase in the number of journals using and preferring Scholastica instead of ExpressO or accepting emails submissions: 22 journals prefer or strongly prefer Scholastica, 14 more list it as one of the alternative acceptable avenues of submission, and 10 now list Scholastica as the exclusive method of submission.  


The first chart contains information about each journal’s preferences about methods for submitting articles (e.g., e-mail, ExpressO, Scholastica, or regular mail), as well as special formatting requirements and how to request an expedited review.  The second chart contains rankings information from U.S. News and World Report as well as data from Washington & Lee’s law review website.

Download the guide here.



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