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Sending my paper to be published in Law Reviews

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:02 am
by peapodthesquirrel
Hi all!

I'm a law student looking to publish my paper in law reviews. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for this process. Are there any journals in particular where other students have successfully placed papers? Are there any journals that don't automatically discount you because you're a student? What have been your experiences?

Do any current law review/specialty journal editors have any advice/suggestions?

Re: Sending my paper to be published in Law Reviews

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:49 pm
by OneShot2009
I submitted my article broadly through ExpressO. The site was great about letting you know if a journal did not publish student works. You pay per submission. You can avoid paying if you choose to submit through email directly to the email, but it was easier to go through ExpressO and keep track using that platform.

I submitted to about 20 journals. I received and accepted 1 offer. My advice would be to target the general journals, but also make sure to target smaller niche journals that are relevant to your topic. Good luck!

Re: Sending my paper to be published in Law Reviews

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:54 pm
by geedubslaw222
OneShot2009 wrote:I submitted my article broadly through ExpressO. The site was great about letting you know if a journal did not publish student works. You pay per submission. You can avoid paying if you choose to submit through email directly to the email, but it was easier to go through ExpressO and keep track using that platform.

I submitted to about 20 journals. I received and accepted 1 offer. My advice would be to target the general journals, but also make sure to target smaller niche journals that are relevant to your topic. Good luck!


How do you submit generally to law reviews? it seemed to automatically ask me to narrow my topic before I was able to choose them

Re: Sending my paper to be published in Law Reviews

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:16 pm
by objctnyrhnr
geedubslaw222 wrote:
OneShot2009 wrote:I submitted my article broadly through ExpressO. The site was great about letting you know if a journal did not publish student works. You pay per submission. You can avoid paying if you choose to submit through email directly to the email, but it was easier to go through ExpressO and keep track using that platform.

I submitted to about 20 journals. I received and accepted 1 offer. My advice would be to target the general journals, but also make sure to target smaller niche journals that are relevant to your topic. Good luck!


How do you submit generally to law reviews? it seemed to automatically ask me to narrow my topic before I was able to choose them


I found a lot of success sending individual emails and keeping track, myself, in a spreadsheet. It was certainly time consuming, but paid off. I succeeded in tt and ttt law reviews and Tier 1 secondary journals. Total maybe 5 publication offers per piece, give or take.

Re: Sending my paper to be published in Law Reviews

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:24 pm
by geedubslaw222
objctnyrhnr wrote:
geedubslaw222 wrote:
OneShot2009 wrote:I submitted my article broadly through ExpressO. The site was great about letting you know if a journal did not publish student works. You pay per submission. You can avoid paying if you choose to submit through email directly to the email, but it was easier to go through ExpressO and keep track using that platform.

I submitted to about 20 journals. I received and accepted 1 offer. My advice would be to target the general journals, but also make sure to target smaller niche journals that are relevant to your topic. Good luck!


How do you submit generally to law reviews? it seemed to automatically ask me to narrow my topic before I was able to choose them


I found a lot of success sending individual emails and keeping track, myself, in a spreadsheet. It was certainly time consuming, but paid off. I succeeded in tt and ttt law reviews and Tier 1 secondary journals. Total maybe 5 publication offers per piece, give or take.


What is the general turnaround time for journals in getting back to you?

Re: Sending my paper to be published in Law Reviews

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:48 pm
by objctnyrhnr
geedubslaw222 wrote:
objctnyrhnr wrote:
geedubslaw222 wrote:
OneShot2009 wrote:I submitted my article broadly through ExpressO. The site was great about letting you know if a journal did not publish student works. You pay per submission. You can avoid paying if you choose to submit through email directly to the email, but it was easier to go through ExpressO and keep track using that platform.

I submitted to about 20 journals. I received and accepted 1 offer. My advice would be to target the general journals, but also make sure to target smaller niche journals that are relevant to your topic. Good luck!


How do you submit generally to law reviews? it seemed to automatically ask me to narrow my topic before I was able to choose them


I found a lot of success sending individual emails and keeping track, myself, in a spreadsheet. It was certainly time consuming, but paid off. I succeeded in tt and ttt law reviews and Tier 1 secondary journals. Total maybe 5 publication offers per piece, give or take.


What is the general turnaround time for journals in getting back to you?


A week, give or take. I think it’s likely that some never did. Some will email you to thank you then give you a timeline.

Re: Sending my paper to be published in Law Reviews

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:02 pm
by geedubslaw222
objctnyrhnr wrote:
geedubslaw222 wrote:
objctnyrhnr wrote:
geedubslaw222 wrote:
OneShot2009 wrote:I submitted my article broadly through ExpressO. The site was great about letting you know if a journal did not publish student works. You pay per submission. You can avoid paying if you choose to submit through email directly to the email, but it was easier to go through ExpressO and keep track using that platform.

I submitted to about 20 journals. I received and accepted 1 offer. My advice would be to target the general journals, but also make sure to target smaller niche journals that are relevant to your topic. Good luck!


How do you submit generally to law reviews? it seemed to automatically ask me to narrow my topic before I was able to choose them


I found a lot of success sending individual emails and keeping track, myself, in a spreadsheet. It was certainly time consuming, but paid off. I succeeded in tt and ttt law reviews and Tier 1 secondary journals. Total maybe 5 publication offers per piece, give or take.


What is the general turnaround time for journals in getting back to you?


A week, give or take. I think it’s likely that some never did. Some will email you to thank you then give you a timeline.


Should I be concerned if its been a couple weeks and I haven't heard anything either way?

Re: Sending my paper to be published in Law Reviews

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:33 pm
by objctnyrhnr
No, that’ll happen. You should be submitting to enough journals that one lack of response doesn’t “concern” you.