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Join over 650 law reviews using Scholastica

  • University of Chicago Law Review
  • Stanford Law Review
  • Houston Law Review
  • Georgetown Law Review
  • Columbia Law Review
  • Berkeley Technology Law Journal
  • The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Howard Human Civil Rights Law Review
  • American Journal of International Law
  • The Business Lawyer

See what law review editors have to say about Scholastica

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Being able to work out of Scholastica and communicate with everyone within that platform has made the process 100% more efficient. The overall quality of submissions we received on Scholastica was also much higher than before.

Lillian Smith

Editor-in-Chief (Vol 81)

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Scholastica’s modern design makes article selection and submission easier and more efficient [...] the support staff at Scholastica are friendly, transparent, and available on our schedule.

Claire Lesikar

Executive Articles Editor (Vol 67)

Solicit submissions and manage every step in article selection in one place

Say goodbye to overflowing email inboxes and spreadsheets tracking article review stages. Using Scholastica, your team can solicit submissions and manage every step in article selection in one place with tools to quickly and easily organize, tag, filter, and search for papers. Having all your law review's submissions and correspondences saved on Scholastica means you can seamlessly move between articles and pick up work right where you left off.

Reach more authors and attract top-quality submissions

When you use Scholastica, you'll become part of the primary law review submissions pool. Scholastica has tools to help law authors keep track of journal openings and make targeted submissions, improving the article selection process for all involved. Authors can easily search for and sort law reviews and preview journal guidelines to ensure their submissions are relevant and formatted correctly.

Review incoming submissions and fill your volume faster

Whether your journal receives 100 submissions a year or thousands, Scholastica makes reviewing incoming papers a lot faster. Search and sort articles by date submitted, title, author, keywords, or custom tags. You can easily assign individual articles or groups of submissions to editors and even assign trackable to-do tasks to yourself and fellow team members.

Get data insights to optimize your article selection process

Collect and analyze article selection data to ensure you're evenly distributing submissions among editors and identify workflow optimization opportunities without the need for spreadsheets. Scholastica automatically tracks core journal and editor-level stats, including average article assignments per editor, average time to manuscript decision, submissions volume, and more.

Tools to help editors and authors communicate more effectively

Gone are the days of trying to sift through inundated email inboxes. Editors and authors can easily communicate from Scholastica using Discussion messages, which recipients can respond to in the system or via email. Discussions are stored right next to their associated manuscript, and recipients are alerted to all new messages — so nothing falls through the cracks.

Scholastica also includes decision letter templates and bulk communication options for editors and authors, so sending article decisions and responding to publication offers is super fast (no excuse for the silent treatment!).

A better experience for submitting authors

Easy article selection blinding

With Scholastica, law reviews can set up double-blind article selection workflows if they choose to support unbiased, 'blind' article review.

Journal opening alerts and insights

Authors can easily keep track of journal openings and the latest legal scholarship trends using The Scholastica Law Review Author Submissions Center.

Submissions tools for authors

Scholastica makes article management easier for authors, with tools to manage communication and keep track of the status of submissions at multiple journals.

Optimize your law review for online readers

Improving your law review's online presence doesn't have to involve tons of time or technical hassles. You can use Scholastica's easy-to-integrate production service and/or journal hosting software to modernize your publication and reach more readers:

  • Create a modern journal website in just a few clicks using our easy-to-edit template
  • Track publishing analytics, including pageviews, referrals, and more
  • Optimize your articles for search and get automatic Google Scholar indexing
  • Make articles available in PDF and mobile-friendly HTML using our production service

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Pricing and Set Up FAQs

How is Scholastica's law review submission management system priced?

Your law review can start using Scholastica for article selection at no cost when you become part of the law review submissions pool, which allows authors to submit to multiple journals simultaneously. There is a $6.50 per journal fee for pool submissions, which institutions or authors can pay as explained below:

  • Institution pays: Institutions can subsidize Scholastica submissions for their authors. For more information, visit the Institutional Accounts page.
  • Author pays: Authors that are not subsidized by an institution will be presented with a payment form for their submissions to the pool.

Law reviews that want to conduct double-blind article selection can use Scholastica's Peer Review System. You can find pricing information for that here.

Does Scholastica have economic hardship policies in place?

Scholastica maintains a fee waiver program to help legal scholars experiencing economic hardship benefit from our submission tools. Learn more here.

Does Scholastica offer customer support to submitting law authors?

Yes! We provide free support for authors in addition to all editors, so your editorial board doesn't have to worry about answering any technical questions.

How are Scholastica's production and publishing solutions priced?

You can find pricing information for Scholastica's production service and publishing platform on our pricing page here.

How can I start using Scholastica?

You can easily set up a Scholastica account for your law review by following the steps here. To get a walkthrough of our products, request a demo below.

See how Scholastica’s article selection and publishing solutions can help you reach your journal goals.