This page describes the ways the Library is able to assist with posting articles to SSRN, the Social Science Research Network, and with submitting articles electronically to print law reviews via ExpressO.
Below are links to:
These articles provide current information and links about law journal submissions. The Rostron and Levit article covers 203 law reviews, and includes two helpful charts. The first chart contains information about each journal's preferences about methods for submitting articles (e.g., e-mail, ExpressO or regular mail), as well as special formatting requirements and how to request an expedited review. The second chart contains rankings information from U.S. News and World Report as well as data from Washington & Lee's law review website.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
The Law Library is available to assist with posting articles to SSRN. Please contact the Law Library Reference Desk at 5-7205 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance or more information about SSRN. For more detailed instructions for posting SSRN articles via the Law Library, please scroll down to the "SSRN Submission Form and Information" box, lower on this page. Here is a link to SSRN's instructions for posting an article if you'd like to try it on your own.
LUC Law is also a member of ExpressO, an online law review submission service. LUC full-time faculty can take advantage of the
ExpressO is an online service for the submission of law review articles. It allows full-time faculty to upload manuscripts for delivery to more than 500 law school reviews, without the hassles and expenses of photocopying, assembling, and mailing.
Full-time faculty can begin by creating an ExpressO account. As described more fully in the box above, an account is free, and signing up with your @luc.edu e-mail address will automatically affiliate you with our institutional account. The next step is to select the journals to which you would like to send your article. The system will then show you your choices, along with charges (if any), for you to verify or modify. You will then enter your contact information, information about the article, and upload an article file along with any other documentation you want to include, such as a cover letter or CV. After verifying your delivery details (and payment information if necessary), the system will deliver your article. Most reviews accept electronic submissions via an email attachment, but in the case of the few hardcopy holdouts, ExpressO will print and mail your documents, usually by priority mail and within one business.
Follow the link below to step by step instructions for starting an ExpressO submission. If you have any questions or concerns or need additional information, please contact the Law Library Reference Desk at email@example.com, or 5-7205.
The attached Word document is a form for submitting an article to SSRN through the Law Library's Reference Desk. It includes all the information SSRN requires for the sucessful posting of an article. Please click on the file icon, complete the form, and send the completed form, along with an electronic version of the article (either as a Word document (preferred) or a PDF file) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don't hesitate to contact the Law Library Reference Desk at email@example.com or 5-7205, with any questions or for any other assistance.