The AALS Section on International Human Rights is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a Call for Papers for its program during the AALS 2014 Annual Meeting in New York on Gains and Domestic Hurdles in the Enforcement of International Human Rights Laws
The section program will be on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
The program description is below:
The 2014 AALS Section on International Human Rights AALS will focus on specific problems and issues encountered in the enforcement of international human rights laws. Exploration of these issues in specific domestic contexts will help identify ongoing problems and useful approaches. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, children’s rights, reproductive rights, disability rights, prison rights, health care, etc. The goal of the panel is to learn from the failures and successes in various locales so as to increase the rate of meaningful enforcement of these laws. Nancy Northup from the Center for Reproductive Rights will serve as commentator.
Deadline and submission
The deadline to submit a paper is September 15, 2013. Please email submissions, in Word or PDF format to Michele Alexandre and Ford Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. In selecting proposals, priority will be given to new voices in international human rights law. Presentations at various stages of completion will be considered. Decisions will be made in late September.
Papers may have already been accepted for publication but must not be published prior to the Annual Meeting. The section has no plans to publish the papers, so individual presenters should continue to seek their own publishers.
For any questions or inquiries, please contact Michele Alexandre (University of Mississippi) at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 662.915.6858.
AALS Section on Federal Courts: Annual Award for Best Untenured Article on the Law of Federal Jurisdiction
The AALS Section on Federal Courts is pleased to announce the second annual award for the best article on the law of federal jurisdiction by a full-time, untenured faculty member at an AALS member or affiliate school—and to solicit nominations (including self-nominations) for the prize to be awarded at the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting in New York.
The purpose of the award program is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the field of federal courts by untenured faculty members. To that end, eligible articles are thosespecifically in the field of Federal Courts that were published by a recognized journal during the twelve-month period ending on September 1, 2013 (date of actual publication determines eligibility). Eligible authors are those who, at the close of nominations (i.e., as ofSeptember 15, 2013), are untenured, full-time faculty members at AALS member or affiliate schools, and have not previously won the award.
Nominations (or questions about the award) should be directed to Tara Leigh Grove at William and Mary Law School (email@example.com), Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Federal Courts. Without exception, all nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) onSeptember 15, 2013. Nominations will be reviewed by a prize committee comprised of Professors Janet Cooper Alexander (Stanford), Judith Resnik (Yale), and Steve Vladeck (American), with the result announced at the Federal Courts section program at the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting.
Journal of Multidisciplinary Research
Volume 5, Number 3, Fall 2013
Deadline for Submission: August 5, 2013 * Scheduled for Publication: September 2013
The mission of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research is to promote excellence in leadership practice by providing a venue for academics, students, and practitioners to publish current and significant empirical and conceptual research in the arts, humanities, sciences (applied, natural, and social), and other areas that tests, extends, or builds leadership theory.
This special issue will focus on research related to sexual deviance. Articles should make empirical contributions and be relevant to the applied disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, criminal justice, law, sociology and social work. The best submissions are those that identify both a compelling multidisciplinary issue and a strong theoretical framework for addressing it.
Criteria for Publication
The Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (JMR) seeks to publish authors who strive to produce original, insightful, interesting, important, and theoretically bold research. Demonstration of a significant “value-added” contribution to the field’s understanding of an issue or topic is crucial to acceptance for publication.
Authors should write manuscripts as simply and concisely as possible, without sacrificing meaningfulness or clarity of exposition. The journal editor-in-chief will evaluate manuscripts in terms of their contribution-to-length ratio; i.e., he or she may permit manuscripts that make strong contributions more pages than those making narrower contributions.
Manuscripts should be no more than 26, double-spaced pages (justified, one-inch margins all around, half-inch indent, in Times New Roman 12-point font, using active voice), including an abstract (up to 200 words), keywords (up to seven terms), references, discussion questions (up to five), and relevant tables, figures (in their correct position in the text, not separate and not at the end of the manuscript), and appendixes. At his or her own discretion, the editor-in-chief may allow additional space for papers that make very extensive contributions or that require additional space for data presentation or references (such as meta-analyses, qualitative works, and work using multiple data sets).
To submit a manuscript for consideration
Follow these steps: (1) Format the manuscript in Microsoft Word (see above). (2) Remove the title page and all author-identifying references. (3) E-mail by August 5, 2013, to the JMR Fall Issue Guest Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: While not required, prospective authors may send abstracts or proposals by May 20, 2013.
For more details, please refer to the “Instructions to Authors” (http://www.jmrpublication.org)
From the Vanderbilt Law Review:
The Vanderbilt Law Review is not currently accepting submissions. We anticipate beginning our next selection cycle in August 2013. Please check this page for an announcement. If you have any questions about submission in the meantime, please contact the Senior Articles Editor, Elissa Philip, at email@example.com. Thank you for your continued interest in Vanderbilt Law Review.
The New Ground Research Journal of Legal Studies Research and Essays (NGRJLSRE) is a peer-reviewed, international multi-disciplinary, open access journal that is dedicated to provide an active forum to the global academic community for rapid publication and disseminating high quality (on monthly basis) of original research articles as well as review articles in all its coverage areas of the subject such as Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Insurance Law, Admiralty, Cyberspace Law, Intellectual Property, Agriculture Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, International Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Education Law, Jurisprudence, Bankruptcy Law, Energy Law, Labor & Employment Law, Civil Procedure, Entertainment & Sports Law, Law & Economics, Civil Rights, Environmental Law, Legal History, Theory & Process, Commercial Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Legal Writing & Research, Communications Law, Evidence, Litigation, Conflicts of Law, Family Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates, Constitutional Law, Health Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Construction Law, Immigration Law, Remedies, Contracts, Indian and Native Peoples Law, Securities Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Injury and Tort Law, Tax Law etc. NGRJLSRE is published by New Ground Research Journals and is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. It is dedicated to the proliferation of the depth of the subject across disciplines with the fundamental aim of expanding knowledge of the subject. Our goal is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript shortly after submission. Upon acceptance, a paper will be published in the next available issue.
The journal welcomes and encouraged the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:
- Original articles in basic and applied research.
- Case Studies
- Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.
We request you to submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Submitted manuscript should carry the following information:
- Your name and institution with full address details;
- Title or name of journal you wish to submit a manuscript to;
- Title of your paper
See Guide for Authors on our website.
Dear Authors and Friends of the Pepperdine Law Review,
The Volume 41 Editorial Board is excited to announce that, beginning with the present editorial cycle, we will be transitioning to Scholastica to manage our article submissions process.
Though we will continue to accept direct submissions transmitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will strongly prefer submissions via Scholastica. And while we are not currently accepting submissions via ExpressO (and have no plans to), we will announce any changes in that regard.
Information on how to submit via Scholastica, including information on how to create a personal account for article submissions, how your institution can create an account to fund submissions, and how you can apply for a fee waiver, can be found at https://scholasticahq.com/law_reviews.
We are confident that the Scholastica system provides the most seamless and satisfying law review submission process, from the perspective of authors and journal editors alike, and we sincerely look forward to receiving your submissions this year.
The Pepperdine Law Review will open submissions for Volume 41 on Thursday, February 21, 2013.
Lead Articles Editors, Volume 41
Here is a letter from the St. Thomas Law Review seeking submissions:
I hope this finds you well. My name is Christian Garcia and I am the Articles Solicitation Editor for the St. Thomas Law Review, the primary scholarly journal at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. The St. Thomas Law Review is partnering once again with the Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar to publish one issue in our 25th anniversary volume focused solely on the area of criminal law.
The Criminal Law Issue will showcase articles on relevant and developing legal issues in criminal law and criminal procedure. We plan to publish this issue at the end of the spring semester of 2013, and we are currently seeking another article to complete this issue. Specifically, we are looking for scholarly articles and essays addressing new and novel criminal law issues written by scholars, practitioners, and professors, such as yourself.
The St. Thomas Law Review would like to invite you to submit an article or essay you have written in the field of criminal law or criminal procedure for our consideration. Because our journal is committed to getting this issue to print before the end of the current school year, I would ask that you please submit your scholarship by Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Once you submit your piece to us, our Executive Board will review your article and consider it for publication in our Criminal Law Issue.
Finally, if you know of any scholars, professors, or practitioners that would like to have their work considered for publication in the St. Thomas Law Review’s Criminal Law Issue, I would ask that you please forward this message to them and ask that they contact us at their earliest convenience.
If you would like more information regarding this opportunity, please direct your response to my email at email@example.com. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Nancy Levit and Allen Rostron have updated their charts about law journal submissions, expedites and rankings from different sources for the Spring 2013 submission season for the 202 flagship journals of each law school.
The highlights of this update are as follows:
- First, there has been movement toward Scholastica and the charts track which law reviews prefer Scholastica or exclusively accept through that channel.
- Second, the chart now includes, where available, information about when journals are open to receive articles—i.e. the opening date for the submission season.
The first chart contains information about each journal’s preferences about methods for submitting articles (e.g., ExpressO, Scholastica, email, or regular mail), as well as special formatting requirements and how to request an expedited review. The second chart contains rankings information from U.S. News and World Report as well as data from Washington & Lee’s law review website.
You may download Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews and Journals by visiting http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1019029. Thanks to Dean Ellen Y. Suni at UMKC School of Law for sharing this information.