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Monday, July 28, 2008

South Carolina Law Review Launches Peer Review Project

The South Carolina Law Review is launching a Peer Review Pilot Project for its forthcoming Volume 60:

  1. Authors will submit manuscripts ... to the Pilot Program specifically by emailing a cover letter and copy of the author’s manuscript to sclawreview.gmail.com. ... Deadline for submissions to the Pilot Program is October 1, 2008.
  2. We will send all received manuscripts to volunteer peer reviewers for peer review. Each manuscript will be sent to at least one but more typically two anonymous peer reviewers, where each reviewer will have expertise in the area of law addressed by the manuscript. Not only will the author not know the identity of the reviewers, but also the identity of the author will not be disclosed to the reviewers ...
  3. Peer reviewers will provide feedback and recommendations to the editorial staff no later than December 1, 2008. ...
  4. Based on careful consideration of the peer reviewers’ recommendations and the needs of the journal, the South Carolina Law Review editorial staff will choose whether or not to publish each manuscript.

For more information, to submit a manuscript or volunteer to be a peer reviewer, or to take a brief survey on the need for peer review in legal publication, see here.

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