The Journal receives over 2,000 submissions every year, many of them outstanding scholarly work. Unfortunately, space is limited and only a relatively small number of those articles can be selected for eventual publication.
Selection takes place on a per-volume basis. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning in late January and concluding when the volume is filled, typically around mid-September.
Authors considering submitting a manuscript should read the Joint Law Review Statement on Article Length, a statement published jointly by many of the top law reviews reflecting general concern regarding the trend of overly lengthy articles.
To combat this trend, the Journal will not publish articles exceeding 35,000 words in length—the equivalent of 70 law review pages—including text and footnotes except in extraordinary circumstances. Authors are encouraged to provide a word count that includes text and footnotes to facilitate faster review of their manuscripts.
Submitting a Manuscript
The Journal prefers that authors submit articles through ExpressO, a service provided by the Berkeley Electronic Press. As a reminder, the Journal is listed as The Georgetown Law Journal under the “T’s” in ExpressO. Alternatively, authors without ExpressO accounts may submit their articles as a Microsoft Word attachment to email@example.com. Authors are asked to provide an abstract and CV with their submissions.
Requests for Expedited Review
Requests for expedited review should be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via ExpressO. Please use “Expedited Review Request” and the article title as the subject line of the email, and include the following information in the body of the email: the author’s name, the article’s title, a contact phone number, the journal making the offer, and the deadline for the expedited review to be completed. Because of the large number of expedited review requests we receive and the limited time frame that we have to complete the review, we are not always able personally to respond to each request. Nonetheless, we will make every effort to review each expedite within the time constraints.