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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Some papers -- available the "old-fashioned" way

My "Interpreting Statutes Passed Through Referendums" is about to be published in the Election Law Journal.  An earlier draft is available at SSRN here.  It seems that I am not allowed to upload the final version, so if you'd like a copy when it comes out, do get in touch with me directly.

I have also just completed an essay for the Journal of Legal Education on adding Legislation and Regulation courses to the first-year curriculum.  The journal's rules do not allow my uploading the essay, so if you'd like a pre-print, you'll also have to get in touch with me directly.

I confess that I was somewhat surprised when I learned of these journals' policies about SSRN uploads.  It seems that these are just the sort of policies that will make it marginally more difficult to get peer-reviewed and faculty-edited journals off the ground -- assuming, of course, that this anecdotal evidence reveals something true more generally about the policies at such journals.  Student-edited law reviews, by contrast, should generally be applauded for largely giving authors the right to upload and freely distribute their work.  I have never had any trouble convincing law review editors to give me back the right to upload my articles on-line.

Posted by Ethan Leib on January 8, 2008 at 09:57 PM in Article Spotlight | Permalink


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In this day and age, a journal that doesn't allow for electronic republication could be the wrong home for any article. Eric.

Posted by: Eric Goldman | Jan 16, 2008 12:30:21 AM

i would be interested in reading the journal on legal education piece. are you allowed to e-mail it?

Posted by: andy | Jan 9, 2008 10:08:11 PM

Would these journals allow you to post links to copies of the paper on your (university) web page? Quite a lot of philosophy professors do that now with articles published in peer-review (and sometimes even for-profit such as Springer or Blackwell) journals. I don't know if they have permission to do this, though, or if they are just doing it on their own.

Posted by: Matt | Jan 9, 2008 9:25:49 AM

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