Submissions

The editorial board seeks manuscripts that provide academic research on emerging trends in today's legal community. The San Diego Law Review welcomes manuscripts researching any field of law from legal practitioners, legislative personnel, jurists, and academic professors. In addition to San Diego Law Review's international circulation, articles receive supplemented exposure from LEXIS and Westlaw electronic database queries.

Currently, the San Diego Law Review is full through their November/December 2014 issue. The San Diego Law Review will not begin reviewing articles for subsequent issues until June 1, 2014.

Submission Requirements

Submissions should be made electronically through ExpressO or Scholastica. If not available through your location please submit articles to usdjournals@gmail.com. If submitting electronically is not a possibility in your location, paper submissions may be sent to:

San Diego Law Review
University of San Diego School of Law 
5998 Alcala Park, GH 201C 
San Diego, CA 92110

All submissions must include the article, a cover letter, cv information or resume, and abstract. Submissions that fail to include these items will take longer to process. In addition, manuscript citations should appear in footnotes, not endnotes, and should conform to the 9th edition of The Bluebook. Citation and text style should follow the 11th edition of the Texas Law Review Manual on Usage & Style.

Review Process

The San Diego Law Review fully considers every manuscript it receives. During the selection process, at least one editor will review each manuscript and, if warranted, submit it to the Lead Articles Publication Committee. The Committee will then review the manuscript and vote to extend a publication offer. The Review is committed to extending publication offers for a two week period. Please note: During December 5-19, 2014 and April 30-May 15, 2015, our editors will be in the midst of finals. Any articles or expedited requests received will be reviewed after this time period.

Editing Policy

The San Diego Law Review is a lightly-edited publication; our editors will not revise a manuscript unless necessary to bring it into conformity with The Bluebook, Texas Law Review Manual on Usage & Style, and SDLR conventions. This hands-off editing methodology evinces our belief that authors should retain control of their manuscripts. Indeed, many of our suggested revisions are just that—suggestions that we will not incorporate without the contributing author's approval.

Publication Agreement

Below is a sample agreement that we ask our authors to sign.

Upon execution of this contract, Author retains the copyright in the Article. Author grants the following non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to the SDLR to: first publication in non-electronic form, publish an electronic form on SDLR's website, the right to authorize electronic publication in Hein, Westlaw, Lexis, SDLR website, and SSRN ... In addition to the nonexclusive rights granted above, the SDLR shall have the exclusive right to print publication of the Article for a period beginning when this Agreement is executed and ending three (3) months after publication of the Article in the SDLR.

For questions about this page, please contact Brigid Bennett, assistant director of publications.

Contact:

Academic Journals
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Phone: (619) 260-4531
Fax: (619) 260-7715