Submission Policies

The Akron Law Review welcomes original, previously unpublished articles of all lengths. Citations must conform to the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Footnotes are required. With the submission of your article, please include a cover letter that includes your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Electrontic Submissions

The Law Review accepts electronic submissions of articles in Word format via ExpressO, Scholastica, or by email to the Articles Editors, at lawreview@uakron.edu.

Mail Submissions

The Law Review also accepts submissions at the following address:

Articles Editors
Akron Law Review
The University of Akron School of Law
Akron, OH 44325-2901

Expedited Review

Requests for expedited review may be sent to the Law Review staff at lawreview@uakron.edu

Peer Review Policy

All Akron Law Review content is subject to review by the editorial board and law school faculty. While all Law Reviews in the United States are student-edited, the faculty of the University of Akron School of Law participate in reviewing articles before their acceptance for publication. Articles are read and reviewed for quality by teaching faculty who recommend publication or rejection of each article. Acceptable articles are then reviewed by the Faculty Advisor for the Law Review and the Editor-in-Chief to assure the quality of the submission. The Faculty Advisor gives a recommendation and the Editor-in-Chief makes the final determination of acceptance for publication.

Any manuscripts received for review will be treated as confidential documents. The manuscripts will not be shown to or discussed with others unless authorized by the Law Review editor.

All reviews shall be conducted objectively and reviewers must not have a conflict of interest.

Reviewers must ensure that the work acknowledges and cites to sources as necessary. Any overlap between the submitted work and another published paper of which the reviewer has knowledge should be brought to the Editor-in-Chief’s attention.

Corrections and Retractions of published work should be sent to lawreview@uakron.edu

Copyright and Licensing Information

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