Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Northwestern Law Review exclusive submissions
Northwestern University Law Review has instituted a system of exclusive submissions for the upcoming cycle. Authors can submit exclusively until January 28 and will receive a response by February 17. It is a good way to get a jump on the submissions cycle. Full details on submissions here.
Real question. Other than being assured of a definite response date and getting to avoid the Scholastica fee, has anybody ever noticed an advantage to submitting during exclusive periods?
Posted by: YesterdayIKilledAMammoth | Dec 28, 2016 8:39:09 PM
Why, this very question is addressed in the "Guide for (and by) the Perplexed"! Free to you during this holiday season. And also afterwards, because who would pay for advice that bad?
Posted by: BDG | Dec 29, 2016 6:45:20 PM
Thanks for the answer. My hunch is Northwestern is tired of being screeners for HYS and is using this to lock down a few top authors who either don't want to play the game or need something published fast. The promise of quick publication seems to be aimed directly at faculty facing tenure deadlines.
I must admit I laughed at their guarantee that every article submitted during this time will receive Articles Board consideration. Law reviews have so little respect for authors now that they're openly lying to us. I'll probably still submit, though.
Posted by: YesterdayIKilledAMammoth | Dec 29, 2016 11:12:59 PM