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Faculty Services Guide: Publishing Your Scholarship with SSRN or ExpressO

Helpful Articles and Links on Article Submission

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.

Uploading Articles to Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

SSRN is a repository and international journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities and more. Within SSRN is the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN). Legal scholars post works in progress and recently published articles to LSN  in order to promote dissemination beyond commercial services.

The Law Library is available to assist with posting articles to SSRN. Please contact  your library liaison 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.

  SSRN Submission Form

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 loyolalawreference@luc.edu.  Please don't hesitate to contact the Law Library Reference Desk at loyolalawreference@luc.edu or 5-7205, with any questions or for any other assistance.

 Uploading Articles to Expresso and Scholastica

Expresso and Scholastica are law review submission services by which scholars may manage and track article submissions to multiple journals online. Loyola University Chicago School of Law full-time faculty members have access to both of these services for article submissions. These accounts are not admninistered by the Law Library. For more information on using Expresso or Scholastica to submit an article, please contact the Dean for Faculty Scholarship.

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