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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Law review strategy

Other Prawfs bloggers have already pointed out the Yale Law Journal's helpful report on when authors submit manuscripts to law reviews.  Most mainline reviews appear to be open, according to Scholastica's fancy, automatically updating table of law reviews.  As I fix the footnotes within my own manuscript, I cannot help but wonder why some reviews open for business in January, while others wait for either the first week of February or later.  Is it purely idiosyncratic, reflecting a particular school's calendar (i.e., when the semester starts), or does it signal a deliberate choice?  And if it does reflect a deliberate choice, why choose an early or late date? Can a law review time the submissions cycle any better than its peers?  

Posted by Miriam Baer on February 16, 2016 at 05:48 PM | Permalink


I think some stay "open" all year, but all that means is that the submissions are piling up in an inbox that isn't being checked. In other words, I think many are technically "accepting" submissions but not actively "reviewing" submissions.

Posted by: AnonProf | Feb 16, 2016 6:07:39 PM

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