Submissions

Submission Info

The Science and Technology Law Journal is a peer reviewed scholarly periodical whose aim is to enrich the discourse among and between legal professionals, academics, and scientists operating at the nexus of law and the sciences. The Journal is pleased to consider unsolicited submissions for publication, so long as they are relevant to the fields of focus that the Journal serves.

We accept submissions via email or the ExpressO online submission delivery service. If that isn’t a viable option, use the form below.

In the interest of preventing waste and protecting our natural resources, we ask that you do not send us submissions via postal mail.

Format

Submissions must be double-spaced, formatted for 8.5” x 11” paper, and use Times New Roman or a similar font. Citations in footnote style are preferred, and must conform to the 19th Edition of The Bluebook (2010).

All submissions must be accompanied by a brief abstract and a resume or curriculum vitae for all named authors. A cover letter is also recommended.

Acceptance Procedure

As a peer reviewed legal journal, our acceptance process is two-tiered. All submissions are reviewed by our submissions committee, and are evaluated based on their content, quality of writing, methodology, potential impact, and relevance to the Journal’s area of focus.

Authors of those pieces that the committee selects are then contacted by the Journal to advise them that their work has been selected for peer review. Peer reviewers are selected for their familiarity with the article topics, and the piece is advanced to reviewers for a double-blind review. Once the peer review is completed, the author will be contacted with the results as well as any feedback from the reviewers. It as at this point that an offer to publish may be extended.

For more information about the Science & Technology Law Journal’s peer review process and methodology, please see this overview of our process.

Expedited Review

In the event an author is presented with a deadline from another publication, the Journal will be happy to provide an expedited review of the article, time and manpower permitting. To request an expedited review, please either email us, or contact us by phone at (415)320-7855. Expedite requests must include the author’s name, the title of the article, the name(s) of the offering journal(s), and the deadline date.

Please note that while we can expedite the first stage of our submissions process, we are unable to expedite the peer review process in most circumstances.

Interested in submitting a form for a future issue? Please fill out the form below. Someone will be in touch upon receipt & reviewing your submission.
  • A brief overview of what your submission contains and why you think it would appeal to HSTLJ's audience.