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Getting Published in Law Reviews & Journals: Print & Online Resources   Tags: article, copyright, law journals, law reviews, legal scholarship, publish, rankings  

Highlights resources available in print & online. Feel free to contact me whenever you need more help getting published in law reviews & journals.
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Roy L. Sturgeon

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Roy L. Sturgeon, Foreign, Comparative, & International Law/Reference Librarian
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Increasingly, law reviews & journals have been accepting electronic submissions in addition to—or, in many cases, instead of—traditional "snail mail" submissions. And special services have sprung up to help mediate. To better learn about these services, see:

The ’Right Stuff ©

After the article is written but before publication (print, online, or both & fee or free), copyright matters must be decided. To learn more, see:


"The Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time"


"Do Law Reviews Need Reform?"



Many venues exist for publishing legal scholarship. Among the most popular are law reviews & journals. At least hundreds (print &/or online) are published throughout the world (usually by schools). To better learn about them, see:


Writing Great Scholarship

The American Society of International Law held a luncheon panel in 2011 with American Journal of International Law editors to discuss what makes a great international law article. Although subject specific, their comments can also help legal article writers in general. Watch below:



It should come as no surprise that just as law schools are ranked, so are law reviews & journals. One can argue the merits of these rankings, but this is neither the time nor place. For better or worse, rankings are a fact of life & will likely remain so into the foreseeable future. To better learn about law review & journal rankings, see:

Lagniappe (i.e., something extra)


The following titles discuss, among other things, how & why to get published:

In-House Publications

Tulane Law sponsors or is otherwise affiliated with 8 journals: 6 are solely run by students & 2 have some student involvement. They are widely subscribed & cited to in the US & abroad.



This information was published as a LibGuide by Roy L. Sturgeon in August 2011 for Tulane University Law School in Louisiana.


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