Information for Authors


The Journal of Law & Politics currently publishes four times a year: fall, winter, spring, and summer. We welcome submissions in the form of articles, essays, comments, and book reviews from judges, professors, practitioners, law clerks, and law students on a rolling basis.

Submissions


We strongly prefer electronic submissions to be made in any of the following three ways:

1. Scholastica:

2. ExpressO: http://law.bepress.com/do/expresso/submit/select

3. Email: submissions@lawandpolitics.net

We also prefer biographical information, either in the form of a résumé or curriculum vitae, as well as explanatory information for your submission, in the form of a cover letter and/or abstract.

Length


We strongly prefer articles around 20,000 words, including footnotes. Manuscripts under 10,000 words, including footnotes, are generally reviewed as essays or comments. We strongly prefer book reviews under 5,000 words, including footnotes.

Format


We prefer manuscripts to use Times New Roman, 12-point font, double line spacing, one-inch margins, and to be numbered at the bottom center of each page. All footnotes should be in conformance with The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation.

Timing


We accept manuscripts on a rolling basis.

We consider expedite requests, either by email to submissions@lawandpolitics.net or through the Scholastica or ExpressO websites. We will make every effort to process expedite requests in a timely fashion, but may not always be able to do so if the deadline is extremely short.

Notice


Due to the numerous submissions we receive, we are unable to respond positively or negatively to every submission. Hence, we will only notify an author if we choose to make an affirmative offer for publication.