Monday, July 23, 2018

Rostron & Levit update their guide to law review submissions

Professor Levit asked me to share this, which I'm happy to do:

Dear Colleagues,

We  just updated our charts about law journal submissions, expedites, and rankings from different sources for the Fall 2018 submission season covering the 202 main journals of each law school. 

For this round of revisions, we created hyperlinks for each law review to take you directly to the law review’s submissions page.

Again the chart includes as much information as possible about what law reviews are not accepting submissions right now and what dates they say they'll resume accepting submissions.  Most of this is not specific dates, because the journals tend to post only imprecise statements about how the journal is not currently accepting submissions but will start doing so at some point in the Fall.

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.

Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews and Journals:

We’d welcome you to forward the link to anyone who you think might find it useful.   We appreciate any feedback you might have.

Happy writing!

All the best,

Allen and Nancy

Professor Allen Rostron

Associate Dean for Students and William R. Jacques Constitutional Law Scholar and Professor of Law

Professor Nancy Levit
Associate Dean for Faculty and Curators' Distinguished Professor and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law

UMKC School of Law
500 E. 52nd St.

I would urge faculty to ignore the Washington & Lee data, which is garbage.  Law review reputation/visibility tracks law school reputation/visibility, full stop.

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