Submissions

Print Edition

YLPR accepts only electronic submissions and strongly prefers receiving submissions via the ExpressO system, which can be accessed at http://www.law.bepress.com/expresso. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format.

Topics: YLPR publishes legal scholarship on a wide variety of topics that address a combination of legal and policy-oriented issues. YLPR strongly prefers publishing scholarship that includes both descriptive and normative analyses and a policy recommendation or critique. YLPR editors also favor pieces that include some discussion of, or otherwise relate to, United States law and policy. Such scholarship might focus solely on the United States or offer a comparative international approach.

Length: YLPR strongly prefers Articles under 25,000 words (including footnotes) and will publish manuscripts over 25,000 words only under exceptional circumstances. In general, Essays are shorter pieces of legal scholarship (around 15,000 words including footnotes). YLPR accords the same weight to Articles as to Essays but distinguishes the two on the basis of scope and length. Students enrolled at the Yale Law School may submit Notes, which cannot exceed 17,500 words (including footnotes), Comments or Book Reviews, which cannot exceed 3,000 words (excluding footnotes). For more information, please contact the Managing Editor Jeremy Pilaar (jeremy.pilaar@yale.edu).

Review Process: YLPR reviews submissions on a rolling basis throughout the semester, beginning in September for the Spring Issue and beginning in January for the Fall Issue. The review process proceeds in two stages: (1) the YLPR Submissions Committee reviews all submissions and selects pieces to float to the YLPR membership; (2) the full YLPR membership votes on which submissions to accept for publication. The Editor-in-Chiefs will contact an author immediately upon acceptance.

Expedite Requests: If an author has received a formal offer of publication from another journal and would like YLPR to expedite review of that piece, please contact the Editor-in-Chiefs at ylpr@yale.edu. When requesting an expedited review, please include the following information: (1) author’s name and the manuscript title; (2) name of the journal that has extended an offer; (3) date that the offer expires; (4) contact information of a contact person at that journal/review. YLPR will attempt to honor all requests for expedited review for which the above information is provided.

Inter Alia

Inter Alia is the Yale Law & Policy Review’s online companion to the print edition. Inter Alia serves as a cutting-edge forum for short, timely, normative scholarship at the intersection of law and policy.

Submissions: Inter Alia accepts only electronic submissions. Submissions should be sent in .doc format to Managing Editor Jeremy Pilaar (jeremy.pilaar@yale.edu), with the subject line “YLPR INTER ALIA SUBMISSION–[First Name][Last Name].” To preserve anonymity in the review process, submissions must be sent only to the Managing Editor, or they will not be considered.

Topics: Inter Alia seeks submissions that directly and incisively engage with current policy issues or respond to recent scholarship on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and policy. Published on a rolling basis, Inter Alia Remarks should be timely and highly normative. Descriptive sections should be kept short and all submissions should include a policy recommendation or critique. Inter Alia Editors also favor pieces that relate to United States law and policy, though scholarship may offer a comparative international approach.

Length: Inter Alia strongly prefers Remarks under 2,000 words (excluding footnotes) and will publish Remarks over 2,500 words only under exceptional circumstances. For more information about submission procedures or topical guidelines, please contact Managing Editor Jeremy Pilaar  (jeremy.pilaar@yale.edu).

Review Process: Inter Alia reviews submissions on a rolling basis. The Inter Alia Editors and Inter Alia’s Executive Editor—in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief—will review submissions and select which Remarks to accept for publication. The Managing Editor will contact an author immediately upon acceptance.

Expedite Requests: If an author has received a formal offer of publication from another journal and would like Inter Alia to expedite review of that piece, please contact Inter Alia’s Managing Editor at jeremy.pilaar@yale.edu. When requesting an expedited review, please include the following information: (1) author’s name and the submission title; (2) name of the journal that has extended an offer; (3) date that the offer expires; (4) contact information of a contact person at that journal/review. Inter Alia will attempt to honor all requests for expedited review for which the above information is provided.