Congratulations, you've finished writing! If you'd like to publish your directed research or article, the below lists some recommended steps and resources for doing so.
When you are considering which journals you want to submit your article to, there are a variety of factors to consider. The weight of the factors will vary by your own preferences and goals with the article, and those decisions will impact how you research the journals. So, take a moment to think about and weigh the following factors in choosing a journal:
Once you've decided what's most important to you in deciding which journal to publish in, you can begin researching journals. Below are various ways to research acceptable journals, based on your preferences.
Important note: there are predatory/pseudo-journals out there, so do be aware of them if you find a journal that's not listed in one of the above databases. Think, Check, Submit has a good checklist to run through to evaluate potential journals.
There are various schools of thought about when is the best time to submit your journal article. Traditionally, law journals opened for submissions in the late summer (August) and mid-winter (January/February), and those were considered the best times to submit an article. These practices are changing, however, so the timing of your submission will more likely depend on when you've finished the article, and whether the journals you've identified are open for submissions.
Once you've decided where you want to publish, you'll need to make sure your article conforms to their submission requirements (and possibly draft a cover letter!).
We often get asked how many journals you should submit to. There's no right answer, and success rates vary by year, journal, article topic, and type of submission. If you want to talk more about how many journals to choose, contact the reference team to discuss your options.
For general information about submission requirements:
For information specific to each journal:
Factors to keep in mind:
Congratulations, your paper has been accepted for publication! Here are a few resources as you move forward:
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