FSU Law Review Submissions
The Florida State University Law Review welcomes unsolicited manuscripts on topics of interest to the legal profession. The Law Review acknowledges that unsolicited manuscripts may be submitted to other journals. All pieces will be evaluated as expeditiously as possible, but the Law Review assumes no responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts. The Law Review gives great deference to an author's work, but reserves the right to determine the final form in which articles will be published.
Submissions are strongly preferred through the ExpressO submission service (http://law.bepress.com/expresso). Manuscripts should conform to the following specifications:
Manuscripts may be submitted directly by email as well, but must be addressed to email@example.com, clearly marked as a submission in the subject. Manuscripts may also be submitted by mail, though an electronic copy through either floppy or CD is preferred, using the following address:
Florida State University Law Review
College of Law
425 W. Jefferson Street, Ausley House
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1601
Attn: Article Submission
Expedited Review Requests
Requests for expedited reviews must be made either through the ExpressO submission service or by email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. These requests should specify a specific date and should be clearly marked for expedited review.
The Law Review prefers initial review deadlines that allow at least seven (7) to ten (10) days to conduct a review. The Law Review will assume that the review window will remain open until 5:00 p.m. EST on the specified date unless otherwise indicated in the expedited review request. Follow-up expedites should not shorten the deadline considerably. Requests that allow less time may be reviewed more briefly or may not be reviewed at all, as workload and circumstances dictate.
The Law Review treats expedite requests as firm deadlines in the order in which they are received. If unable to meet an expedited review deadline, the Law Review will generally cease further consideration of the piece.
Article Review Criteria
No single formula can encapsulate the Law Review's selection process as a whole. Factors such as author credentials and publication history are strongly de-emphasized in favor of subject matter, style, depth and uniqueness of argument, and quality of research. The initial quality of a submission, particularly attention to detail in footnotes, can have a noticeable subjective effect on the review of an article.
For those looking to save time or money on submissions and target appropriate journals, the Law Review will attempt to keep authors fully informed of our review policies. At present, the following categories of articles will not be accepted:
Without having an official policy excluding them, the following categories of articles historically have had an extremely low probability of receiving an offer:
The Law Review does not have a fixed policy regarding offer deadlines. As a general rule, the Law Review will make offers on non-expedited pieces with deadlines of at least seven (7) to ten (10) days. We will generally not give offers on expedited-review pieces earlier than the deadline which directed our review, as we recognize that this disrupts the planning processes of other journals.