No one likes going down search rabbit holes to check which law reviews are open for submissions — and we don't think you should have to. That's why we created this automatically-updating table of all law reviews that accept submissions via Scholastica. You can use this table to search and sort journals by name, category, and whether they're currently accepting submissions or not.
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In the crowded legal scholarship landscape, we know authors want to make informed decisions to more confidently time their submissions, and we want to help. That's why, at the start of each year, we're digging into our data (anonymized and aggregated, of course) to provide insight into what the annual submission cycle looks like, including when:
Authors and editors have a lot to juggle throughout the annual legal scholarship cycle — Scholastica helps make it easier. Here's a quick overview of how to manage law review submissions via Scholastica and some tips to improve your chances of getting published in one of your top choice law reviews.
Submitting to a targeted list of law reviews is key to improving your publication chances. Scholastica makes this easier — from the submission pool, you can search for specific law reviews, filter journals by category (e.g., Con Law), and get a quick view of each journal's guidelines. Make submissions individually or in groups by selecting multiple desired titles or all law reviews in a chosen category.
You can communicate with law review editors a lot more effectively using Scholastica's Discussions. Discussion messages go directly to law reviews and are stored next to the submission they’re about. If you have the same question or update for multiple law reviews, you can even send Discussions in bulk to save time. Editors will be alerted each time you send a new Discussion.
Once you've submitted your article to the law reviews of your choice, remember you can manage multiple submissions at once and even re-submit the same article to other journals. See how you can:
Send expedite requests to law reviews you submitted to via Scholastica right from your account by following these simple steps. Expedite requests made through Scholastica are immediately visible to editors in their main work area, so they are likely to be seen sooner than regular emails.
You can check if your institution subsidizes your Scholastica submissions by following the steps here. If you are unsubsidized and experiencing economic hardship, please view our fee waiver program here.
To get updates about law review openings, the latest journal announcements like article reading and decision timeframes, and new author resources, be sure to follow the submission season Twitter hashtag, #LRSubmissions, and Scholastica's new Law Review Twitter account @scholasticaLR! Many law reviews also use The Conversation to post important updates right to Scholastica.
Have a question about law review submissions or advice for fellow authors? You can also use the #LRSubmissions Twitter hashtag or post to The Conversation to communicate with other legal scholars and law review editors and share your submission season experiences.