Call for Papers

To fulfill the journal’s interdisciplinary mission, we will accept articles authored by legal, policy, and scientific scholars. All articles should, however, be formatted as law review articles as detailed below.

All submitted articles must meet the following requirements:

  • 12-15 pages (~6,000 - 8,000 words); exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for longer or shorter articles
  • Single-spaced with a double space between paragraphs
  • Times New Roman font
  • 1-inch margins
  • Footnoted citations; no bibliography. SJLSP uses legal conventions for citation formatting, the so-called "Bluebook" style. Properly bluebooked footnote citations will greatly accelerate the review process. (Note: for scientific sources, this requires a page number citation to the expressed claim--pincite--in addition to the traditional information.)
  • All articles must include an abstract of no more than 300 words that concisely states the goals, main arguments, principal results, and implications of the research

Comments and Student Notes must meet the same guidelines above, except that:

  • Student Notes should be 7-10 pages (~4,000 - 5,000 words); exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for longer/shorter articles
  • Comments should be ~5 pages (~2500 words)