August Submissions Window

Over at Prawfs, Carissa Hessick has a thread going on when people think that law review editors are accepting submissions.  This is useful, and Orin’s comment over there isn’t to be missed.  But how about the supply side? If you are submitting in this window, when are you planning to do so? Take the survey (which includes the option to identify yourself as an early bird, who has already submitted).

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3 Responses

  1. Lawrence Cunningham says:

    The poll results are interesting. Those indicating intention to submit earliest in the period may have to make a few supplemental submissions, because some journals indicate they are not receiving submissions until later.

    The first comment to the referenced thread helpfully suggests consulting ExpressO for guidance on when particular journals will receive submissions from that site.

    As of today, 40 of the top 50 journals indicate they are receiving submissions now (which, of course, does not mean they are ready to read them).

    Journals listing later starting receipt dates are Harvard (8/10), Duke (8/17) and Cornell (9/9), with Vanderbilt indicating “August.” I understand that Stanford has set 8/10 also.

    Incidentally, two journals, Georgia and Colorado, say they are closed until Spring 2010. Three others (Arizona, Davis and Indiana) do not say when they will begin receiving submissions, but they are not doing so now.

  2. TalkingHead says:

    It’s just my opinion, but I think timing depends on part on your institutional affiliation. If you are affiliated with a lower-tiered institution, you probably need a critical mass of student-edited journals reviewing manuscripts to expedite up the ladder. Thus, the submission season is probably shorter for you.

  3. Darian Ibrahim says:

    I’ll go on record as having just submitted to about twenty reviews this morning. It’s earlier than I usually submit in the fall, but there seem to be so few spots in this cycle now, would rather be in there early.