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.
When you use Scholastica, you become discoverable from the leading law review submission platform. And with tools to help authors track law review openings and make targeted submissions, Scholastica improves the article selection process for all involved. Authors can easily search for open journals and check guidelines.
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 trackable to-do tasks.
Collect and analyze article selection data to identify workflow optimization opportunities and ensure you’re evenly distributing submissions among editors without the need for spreadsheets. Scholastica automatically tracks core journal and editor-level stats, including assignments per editor, time to decision, and more.
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!).
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:
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:
Law reviews that follow a peer review process (i.e., invite external referees) and/or want to remain outside of the group submission pool can use Scholastica's Peer Review System. See pricing details here.
Scholastica maintains a fee waiver program to help legal scholars experiencing economic hardship benefit from our submission tools. Learn more here.
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.
You can find pricing for Scholastica's production service and OA publishing platform here.
You can easily set up a Scholastica account for your law review by following these steps.