Submit an Article to Law Review

  • The Capital University Law Review gladly considers unsolicited manuscripts for publication. Our general guidelines for submitting manuscripts are as follows:

    • Publication Schedule and Submission Dates: We publish four issues per year, but review articles in the summer and fall months. Late spring through summer is the best time for submitting an article.
    • Contributors: We are most interested in publishing articles by law school faculty members and judges. Although we are happy to consider articles by practitioners and law clerks, we do not consider work by current law students.
    • Forms of Submissions: We accept submissions in the form of articles, essays, commentaries, and book reviews.
      • Articles: Although we consider articles of any length, we are particularly interested in publishing concise scholarship between 8,000 to 20,000 words (not including footnotes) or 12,000 to 30,000 words (including footnotes).
      • Commentaries, Essays and Book Reviews: Commentaries and book reviews can be substantially shorter than articles.
    • Submission Media: We accept submissions either electronically (by e-mail) or in hard copy form. We do not accept submissions on disk or by fax. Please note that electronic submission are preferred.
    • Submission Address: Electronic submissions should be sent to lawreview@law.capital.edu, and should include the subject line: ARTICLE SUBMISSION: [insert title of manuscript]. Please address hard copy submissions to:

      Capital University Law Review
      Attn: Executive Content and Business Editor
      303 East Broad Street
      Columbus, OH 43215
    • Submission Format: Manuscripts should be double-spaced. Citations in manuscripts should appear in footnotes, not endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the current edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
       
    • Contributor Information: All manuscripts submissions should be accompanied with a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter should prominently feature
      • the article’s title;
      • the author’s e-mail address;
      • the author’s mailing address;
      • a daytime telephone number; and,
      • if applicable, a short list of the author’s published scholarly works.
      • A brief description of the article is welcome
       
    • Offer for Publication: If we would like to offer you publication, the Executive Articles Editor will send you an offer e-mail. If you would like to check on the status of your article, please contact the Executive Articles Editor at lawreview@law.capital.edu.
    • Expedited Review: If another journal has formally accepted your article, we will make every effort to comply with a request for expedited review. To request an expedited review, please e-mail lawreview@law.capital.edu.
    • Antidiscrimination Policy: It is the policy of the Capital University Law Review not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, ethnic background, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. As a matter of policy, the Law Review encourages and promotes the use of gender-neutral language.

    Thank you for your interest in the Capital University Law Review.