Law Review Article Submission Resources (Fall 2006)

book21a.jpgThe fall law review submission window opens in mid-to-late August, so I thought I’d reprise an earlier post with some useful resources for submitting articles.

Article Submission Length Restrictions

Emory Law School’s Library has a very useful chart of article length restrictions at the top 35 law reviews.

The general consensus is that many top law reviews have an article length limit of 35,000 words and a preference for no more than 25,000 words. Virginia Law Review has the strictest policy, with a limit (not just a preference) of under 25,000 words. All the rest have either no upper limit or a 35,000 to 40,000 word limit. As for preferences, the range is between 25,000 to 35,000 words, with most at 25,000.

Law Review Contact Information

1. Emory Law School’s Library maintains contact information, including email addresses, for the top 25 law reviews.

2. JURIST has links to countless law review websites.

3. LexisNexis Directory of Law Reviews

Electronic Submissions

1. ExpressO provides for electronic submission to over 450 law reviews. However, a number of the top 25 law reviews still require either paper submissions or electronic submissions via their own website. For those law reviews not allowing an ExpressO electronic submission, ExpressO will print out the article and send it to these journals in hard copy. It costs extra for these submissions.


2. Here are the electronic submission pages for many of the top law reviews. Those that require ExpressO to print hard copies have an asterisk after their name:

California Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

U. Chicago Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Columbia Law Review*

Cornell Law Review*

Duke Law Journal* (no electronic submissions)

Fordham Law Review

Georgetown Law Journal

George Washington University Law Review (via email)

Harvard Law Review*

Illinois Law Review (via email)

Indiana Law Journal (via email)

Iowa Law Review

Michigan Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Minnesota Law Review (via email)

New York University Law Review

North Carolina Law Review* (via email)

Northwestern Law Review

Notre Dame Law Review (via email)

U. Pennsylvania Law Review*

Southern California Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Stanford Law Review

Texas Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

UCLA Law Review (no electronic submissions except for ExpressO electronic submissions)

Vanderbilt Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Virginia Law Review (via email)

William & Mary Law Review* (no electronic submissions)

Wisconsin Law Review (no electronic submissions except for ExpressO electronic submissions)

Yale Law Journal

Changes from the spring submission season: Yale Law Journal, NYU Law Review, and Northwestern Law Review now accept electronic submissions via ExpressO; Cornell no longer accepts electronic submissions via ExpressO.

Law Review Rankings

Washington & Lee’s Law Library has a comprehensive ranking of law reviews based on citation counts.

Discussions About Law Reviews

Concurring Opinions: Dave Hoffman, Is ExpressO Winning the War Against Chaos? (July 2006)

Concurring Opinions: Dave Hoffman, Law Review Submissions (July 2006)

Concurring Opinions: Dave Hoffman, Nominally Empirical Evidence of Unraveling in the Law Review Market (May 2006)

Concurring Opinions: Mike Dimino, Spring Law Review Submission Season (Feb. 2006)

Concurring Opinions: Daniel Solove, Three Cheers for Law Reviews (Jan. 2006)

Concurring Opinions: Daniel Solove, Swiftly Shrinking? Toward the Lilliputian Law Review Article (Nov. 2005)

Concurring Opinions: Daniel Solove, Does Scholarly Writing Have to Be Tedious? (Jan. 2006)

Concurring Opinions: Nate Oman, A Modest Defense of Law Reviews (Nov. 2005)

Conglomerate: Christine Hurt, Another Submission Season Down (Sept. 2005)

Crooked Timber: Micah Schwartzman, Don’t Blame the Law Students: A Reply to Posner (Oct. 2004)

Law & Society Weblog: Manfred Gabriel, Hello to Law Reviews — Good-bye to Student Editors? (Jan. 2006)

Legal Affairs: Richard Posner, Against the Law Reviews (Nov. 2004)

Madisonian Theory: Mike Madison, The Law and Economics of Law Review Submissions (Sept. 2005)

OrinKerr.com: Orin Kerr, Articles Shed Twenty Pounds, er, Pages (July 2006)

PrawfsBlawg: Kaimi Wenger, Publishing While Practicing I (Aug. 2005)

PropertyProf: Al Brophy, Ranking Law Reviews Based on Citations (July 2006)

PropertyProf: Al Brophy, The Relationship Between Law Review Rankings and US News Law School Rankings (April 2006)

Volokh Conspiracy: Eugene Volokh, Are Law Review Articles Getting Shorter? (Nov. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Eugene Volokh, Law Review Lara Poses a Question to You (on seeking faculty guidance) (Feb. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Eugene Volokh, Law Review Lara — Little People in the Big Journals (Jan. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Eugene Volokh, Law Review Lara Hears from Yale (on little people in big journals) (Feb. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Orin Kerr, The Length of Law Review Articles (Oct. 2004)

Volokh Conspiracy: Orin Kerr, Progress on the Length of Law Review Articles (Feb. 2005)

Volokh Conspiracy: Orin Kerr, Why Blogs Will Not Replace Law Review Articles (July 2005)

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