This is a guide to provide information about legal publishing to students who have an interest in publishing an article in a law journal or other legal periodical. The guide describes where the user can find a publication, and helpful links to assess the status or ranking of a journal. It also has information on how to submit an article and links to open access and copyright resources that will affect your publication.
One of the first things you want to do is review journals and other legal periodicals. Based on what you find out about the content or submission guidelines you can then decide where you may want to submit your work. The following links are to online lists of reviews and journals.
Sometimes we want to assess the status of a school by looking at sources that may give us clues to the prestige of an institution. The following sources will also help you determine whether you want to publish in a certain publication based on its national ranking or prestige.
Another important step is to check major databases to see if they hold the journal you are thinking about contacting. If the publication is in one of the databases below then you know that it is accessible to your target audience.
The following sites provide writers a place to submit their articles for publication to legal periodicals. The service then forwards the article to various publications for submission consideration. Of course, you can always submit to an individual journal by looking for contact and submission information on the journal's website.
These are a few websites to consult about issues concerning free access and copyright. As more and more sites become freely accessible these topics have come to the forefront of online legal publishing. These sites are part of a growing trend to provide access to legal publications without cost or copyright limitations. Some of these sites provide there own licenses and guidelines.
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