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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Redyip has been sighted

(artist's rendering)

Posted by Matt Bodie on February 17, 2011 at 12:56 PM | Permalink

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(Frantically starts writing faster!)

Posted by: anon | Feb 17, 2011 1:28:26 PM

It may be a ruse--Redyip's adversaries have been known to post convincingly well-rendered drawings that look like Redyip, yet are not.

Posted by: son of Redyip | Feb 17, 2011 2:29:53 PM

I have just spoken with Redyip, and he told me that this year the Spring journal window opened January 14th and closed January 29th. As a result, all journals have filled up their volumes. Redyip regrets any confusion caused by this year's unusually early window, and he looks forward to reading your future submissions.

Posted by: Orin Kerr | Feb 17, 2011 4:27:27 PM

Prawfsblawg needs a "Like" button.

Posted by: Bruce Boyden | Feb 17, 2011 9:40:01 PM

Does anyone have advice on how wide to cast the submission net if I hope for a spot in a journal at a second-tier school? 100 law reviews? 150? All of them?

Posted by: acolyte | Feb 21, 2011 10:41:47 AM

Along those lines, here's my very unscientific (and resource-limited) plan: Submit to law reviews ranked 50-100 or so. If I get a bite, great. Expedite and simultaneously submit to law reviews ranked 30-50 or so. If I get another bite, expedite in the higher-ranked journals and possibly expand to journals 15-30 or so.

And, of course, if the second tier journals are not interested, submit to 100-150 or so.

(And yes, I know it would be easier to just submit to the top 100 or 150. I'm footing the Expresso bill myself and don't have $400.)

Posted by: Joe | Feb 21, 2011 1:07:47 PM

These days, is it usually only possible to shop up an article one time?

Once the article gets accepted somewhere, and I ask higher-ranked journals for expedited review, I assume most journals that accept after an expedite request would give a really short deadline that would prevent me from shopping up that new offer?

Posted by: wannabe | Feb 21, 2011 1:14:54 PM

"Once the article gets accepted somewhere, and I ask higher-ranked journals for expedited review, I assume most journals that accept after an expedite request would give a really short deadline that would prevent me from shopping up that new offer?"

This is not my understanding. My understanding is that it is routine to re-expedite if an article is accepted on an expedited basis. The one exception (again, according to conventional wisdom and not my personal experience) is that some of the higher-ranked journals have started to give tight deadlines.

Posted by: Joe | Feb 21, 2011 1:26:05 PM

Typically, the higher a journal's self-perceived rank, the shorter the turnaround time. E.g., Columbia gives a one-hour deadline. Many journals, not unjustifiably, also will give a shorter period if they have expedited their review.

But keep in mind that all is negotiable, although I generally think it's not cool to ask for more time unless you have some concrete reason to think review is percolating seriously elsewhere (e.g., another review has told you there is a board read pending).

Posted by: BDG | Feb 21, 2011 1:49:29 PM

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