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Scholarly Communications at WVU Law

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Submitting for Publication

Scholarship may be submitted to journals for publication via a myriad of methods ranging from third-party services like Scholastica, to a publisher's website, to simple email. 

Each year Allen Rostron and Nancy Levit of UMKC School of Law publish "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals".  This list covers preferred submission method, formatting requirements, and contact information for 196 law journals. 

Allen Rostron & Nancy Levit, Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals, SSRN.com (July 15, 2022), https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1019029

Washington & Lee Law Journal Rankings

The predominant tool for evaluating law journals is the Law Journal Rankings published by the  Washington & Lee School of Law Library.  The rankings published in 2021 compare 400 U.S. law journals and 100 international journals based on citation data over a five-year survey period, 2016-2020.  Users may rank all journals, journals in specified subject areas, or a custom list of journals.  Custom lists are especially helpful for placement decision-making.  Detailed instructions for using the Law Journal Rankings website are linked below.