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Resources for submitting scholarly articles for publication.

Journal Rankings

Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking
This website can be used to identify and rank journals on a variety of factors. Full explanation and instruction available here.  From Washington & Lee School of Law Library.

Journal Citation Reports
Journal rankings based on citation data pulled from over 2600 journals in the social sciences. Information available by subject category, which includes law. (most recent data: 2011) From ISI Web of Knowledge.

Most Cited Journals and Journal Articles in HeinOnline
Utilizing Hein's ScholarCheck tool, Hein compiled a top 30 most cited journals and journal articles list. (2009) 

Writing Resources

Writing an Abstract for a Law Review Article
From The Volokh Conspiracy blog.

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation by Peter W. Martin
An online resource with guidance for both Bluebook and ALWD.

Academic Legal Writing by Eugene Volokh
Available in print at the library

 

Information For Submitting Articles

Law Review Article Length Limits & Preferences
Article length limis and preferences for the top 35 most-cited U.S. law reviews. From Emory Law Library. 

Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals (SSRN)
by Allen Rostron & Nancy Levit. A guide to submission methods, requirements and contact information for 203 law reviews. Last updated January 2014.

Law Review Contact Information

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Periodicals Indexed in CILP
Law Reviews and other legal periodicals indexed in the Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP). 

LexisNexis Directory of Law Reviews
Contact and other information for law reviews and scholarly legal periodicals. Last updated 2006.

Calls for Papers, Conferences & Workshops

Legal Scholarship Blog
Frequently updated blog with calls for papers, conferences and workshops. Coverage is primarily U.S.-oriented. 

Law Conferences
Conference calendar for law and law-related topics. Coverage is internationally-oriented.    

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Electronic Submission

ExpressO
Electronic article submission service for over 750+ law reviews, including all of the top 100 journals. FSU has an an institutional account, so use your FSU email when you create your account. Instructions for getting started are available here

LexOpus
A free electronic article submission service for over 500+ law journals. Originally created by Washington & Lee, now hosted by YIJUN Institute of International Law.

Scholastica
Electronic article submission service for select law reviews and scholarly journals. UChicago Law Review now accepts submissions exclusively through Scholastica. 

SSRN
Online respository of faculty scholarship 

Law Review Submission Tracker
A downloadable spreadsheet for tracking law review submissions. Available from the PrawfsBlawg blog. 

Additional Resources

Law Periodical Publishing Practices and Trends
Annotated bibliography of articles and resources from LLRX. 

Law Review Review
Posts about law reviews and scholarship from Prawfsblawg.

Tips on Publishing
Short article from Columbia Law School. 

Resources for Authors
Information about author's rights and the Author's Rights Initiative from The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

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