Monday, July 25, 2016
Nancy Levit (UMKC) & Allen Rostron (UMKC) have updated their incredibly useful document, which contains two charts for the Fall 2016 submission season covering 204 law reviews.
The first chart (pp. 1-51) contains information gathered from the journals’ websites on:
- Methods for submitting an article (such as by e-mail, ExpressO, regular mail, Scholastica, or Twitter)
- Any special formatting requirements
- How to request an expedited review
- How to withdraw an article after it has been accepted for publication elsewhere
The second chart (pp. 52-58) contains the ranking of the law reviews and their schools under six measures:
- U.S. News: Overall Rank
- U.S. News: Peer Reputation Rating
- U.S. News: Judge/Lawyer Reputation Rating
- Washington & Lee Citation Ranking
- Washington & Lee Impact Factor
- Washington & Lee Combined Rating
They also have posted a list of links to the submissions information on each law journal’s website. Nancy notes two highlights in this updated document:
First, 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.
Second, there continues to be a greater movement toward the number of journals using and preferring Scholastica or accepting emails submissions: 20 journals prefer or strongly prefer Scholastica, 20 more list it as one of the alternative acceptable avenues of submission, and 24 (compared to 10 a year ago) now list Scholastica as the exclusive method of submission. There has also been an uptick in schools having their own independent online submission platforms. In addition, two schools permit submissions through Lex Opus, one through SSRN’s e-submission service, and one through Twitter.