The N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy accepts submissions through Scholastica and via email. Authors submitting via email should also include an abstract for their manuscript and a copy of their CV.
Our review process can take several weeks. If you have received an exploding offer of publication from another journal but would prefer to publish with us, you may request expedited review via Scholastica or by email. Please include the words “request for expedited review” in the subject line of the emails.
We welcome submissions of articles, essays, responses, and book reviews. We do not publish material by current law students, apart from notes produced by our editors or manuscripts co-authored with a professor or practitioner. Published work rarely exceeds 25,000 words, including footnotes.
Citations must conform to the Twentieth Edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Failure to conform to the The Bluebook will be a factor that weighs significantly against acceptance of the manuscript.
Please ensure your submission includes a short abstract.
Our online companion, Quorum, is a separately paginated, online-only journal hosted on our site and indexed by Lexis as N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol’y Quorum. It serves as a flexible publication space, suitable both for shorter and/or more graphic-intensive pieces than we might typically publish in print as well as for particularly timely pieces that would benefit from an accelerated production schedule.
Quorum submissions typically cover current developments in legislation or public policy, urgent proposals for legislative or policy reform, responses to content in the print journal or earlier submissions to Quorum, and analyses of related issues.
Quorum welcomes submissions via email from legislators, judges, professors, practitioners, and law students. Submissions should not exceed 10,000 words, including footnotes.