In our commitment to an open and balanced dialogue on all aspects of criminal law and representing all possible perspectives, we are looking for unique, provocative, responsible, and compelling articles with relevance to prosecutors, defense counsel, public defenders, appellate and trial judges, law professors, corrections and law enforcement officers, law students, and other criminal justice professionals.
Articles that are entirely theoretical or are derived wholly from secondary sources will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All articles MUST include an executive summary with an overview of all pertinent points. Authors should state their objective in writing the piece and identify the target segments of the readership. The more the editors know about the author's intent and targeted audience, the easier it is to judge an article's appropriateness.
- The CLB accepts manuscripts by electronic submission only.
- All manuscripts must be in Microsoft Word format.
- A single copy of the manuscript should be submitted to email@example.com. Please withhold all articles until complete; the CLB cannot accept updated versions.
Along with the manuscript, please include the following information:
- The author's full name, address, phone number, and email address;
- The author's CV, including all past publications, if any, and the author's professional and academic affiliations, including the author's current position ;
- If possible, a brief description of the article's academic and/or practical significance and timeliness.
Format & Citation Requirements
- All text, including footnotes, should be double-spaced in 12 pt. Times New Roman font;
- Citations should be provided in footnotes and should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed. 2005).
The CLB will inform selected authors as soon as possible, after a serious and thorough review of each article. On receipt of a manuscript, the editors will confirm the submission with the author. From there, the review period varies, but will be conducted diligently. Authors withdrawing a submission should inform the CLB as quickly as possible.
The CLB will request articles at least 6 to 8 weeks before publication. Authors should provide a timeline and the name of any competing journals. An editor will be in touch shortly to indicate whether the CLB can accommodate the author's deadline.
Any questions concerning submissions should be directed to the Articles Editor, Andrew Myerberg. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If any part of the article has been, or is about to be, published elsewhere, the author must inform the CLB at the time of submission. The CLB will secure a copyright on the copyrightable material when the article is published. The CLB reserves the right to determine the time, place and manner in which the articles may be copied or reprinted.