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Tuesday, May 01, 2012


I want to thank Dan for the invitation to blog on PrawfsBlawg. As one whose primary appointment is in Political Science, albeit the subfield of Judicial Politics/Public law,  I am somewhat of an outlier here. Of course, when I agreed to do this I had not been scheduled to teach a "Maymester" course, and now I am. I thought this would be an easier month. Wrong.

Among other duties I edit a law and court oriented Journal, The Justice System Journal. I read with great interest the recent series on Law Review Submissions by  Shima Baradaran. The process is so fundamentally different than submitting to a Social Science, peer reviewed journal, that I would like to discuss this over the next several days/postings. Among other differences we operate on a single submission basis. That is, if you submit your article to us, while it is under review you cannot submit your manuscript anywhere else. Whenever I get what appears to be a law review type submission I write back to the author and remind them of this requirement. Usually it results in the withdrawal of the manuscript.

By the way, I can always tell if it is from a Law Professor or Law Professor wannabe because a CV/Resume accompanies the manuscript. This is not only unnecessary for peer review submission, but is a waste of time.

More later - Bob

Posted by Robert Howard on May 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Blogging | Permalink


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