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Instructions for Jurimetrics' Referees
Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology
is an international journal concerned with issues in all areas of law, science, and technology including:
physical, life, social, and behavioral sciences;
engineering, aerospace, communications, and computers;
logic, mathematics, statistics, and quantitative methods;
use of science and technology in law practice, litigation, adjudication, legislation, and court and agency administration;
legal regulation and policy implications of science and technology.
is limited. Originality, clarity and brevity are highly valued. Unsolicited manuscripts are welcomed for consideration if neither the article nor any part of its essential substance has been or will be published elsewhere before appearing in
. Manuscripts are selected for publication according to editorial assessment of their suitability and reports from referees.
Manuscripts may be submitted (as Word or WordPerfect files) by electronic mail to
. Alternatively, authors with access to
, and the
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
may submit manuscripts using one of those platforms. Footnotes rather than endnotes should be used. Authors should provide contact information including physical address, e-mail address, telephone number and, if available, fax number.
All manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt, but not all are sent for review. Contributors are encouraged to suggest the names of possible reviewers, and requests for exclusion of specific reviewers are usually honored. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors are asked to make modifications suggested by referees or the editor. The staff edits revised manuscripts for style and returns proofs to the authors. Authors receive one complimentary print issue and an electronic copy of their contribution. Additional reprints may be ordered for cost of production.
Authors requesting expedited review must provide the names of the journals that have accepted the manuscript and their deadlines. If the peer review process cannot be completed to meet these deadlines, authors will be advised of this fact. Please note that our ability to expedite reviews can be constrained by the peer-review process. If we have insufficient time to evaluate an article, we will be forced to reject it without further review.
Conflict of Interest.
Authors should disclose at the time of submission any financial, consulting, or other arrangements they may have with a company or organization whose products or interests figure prominently in the submitted manuscript. This information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision. If the paper is accepted for publication, the editor will discuss with the authors the manner in which such information will be disclosed to the reader.
Categories of Papers
are fully researched studies of general interest. They begin with an abstract of not more than 250 words.
articles survey recent legislation or other developments in a field. These articles are predominantly descriptive.
articles are short essays on a narrow and well-defined topic, such as a recent case. They provide authors an opportunity to express opinions or provide perspective without writing an extended and heavily footnoted article.
provides a forum for short articles by authors with technical expertise in a given area.
Notes & Comments
are articles prepared by the student editors of
are short essays that inform nonspecialist readers of the content and importance of recent books.
are longer essays stimulated by recent books.
to the Editor are very short comments on topics of general interest or on the contents of recent issues.
Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should conform to
The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style
The Chicago Manual of Style
, and the 19th edition of
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
. Brief acknowledgments may be included in an initial footnote, giving the author's institutional affiliation and mailing address.