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Manuscript Submissions

Manuscript Submissions

The Vermont Law Review continually seeks scholarly articles, essays, book reviews, and commentaries on any subject concerning state, federal, Native American, or international law. The Vermont Law Review encourages academics, practicing attorneys, and policy makers to submit manuscripts for potential publication, and invites students to submit manuscripts for potential publication as student notes.  

The Vermont Law Review strives for a rapid review of submitted manuscripts, an on-time publication schedule, and a cooperative editing process. We believe these attributes, combined with a highly dedicated staff, make the Vermont Law Review an excellent journal for publishing your work.

Submission Requirements

Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works. They should consist of double-spaced text with one-inch margins and single-spaced footnotes. Text and citations should conform to A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed., 2015) (“The Bluebook”). Please include your contact information including a mailing address, telephone number, and email address. Mailed submissions cannot be returned and double-sided printing of submissions is preferred, if possible.

For more information, please reference our style guide, The Yellow Book.

Submission Process

Interested authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts electronically; however, mailed submissions are also accepted.

Submissions should be emailed as attachments to VLRArticlesEditor@vermontlaw.edu. While Microsoft Word format is preferred, we also accept submissions in WordPerfect or Adobe PDF format. Please include in the subject line “Submission: [Author Last Name] [Article Title]” and place your contact information in the body of the email.

If an electronic submission is not possible, please mail submissions to:

Vermont Law Review
Vermont Law School
Attn: Articles Editor
P.O. Box 96
South Royalton, Vermont 05068

Manuscript Review

Upon submission, each manuscript is assigned to an Articles Editor who conducts a preliminary review of the author’s submission to assess the following: (1) Use of authority; (2) Quality of writing; (3) Novelty of topic; and (4) Citations. If a submission does not pass this preliminary review, then the Journal will decline to offer publication and notify the author. If the submission passes this preliminary review, then the manuscript is reviewed by the Senior Articles Editor, who, with the Editor-In-Chief, will make a final decision on whether to offer to publish an article. Once a final decision is made, the Senior Articles Editor will notify the author of the Journal’s decision.

Expedited Review

Requests for expedited review can be submitted via email in the process listed above. Please include your name, the title of the article, the journal with which you have an offer outstanding, and the date you need to have a response by.

Questions

If you have further questions or would like more information, feel free to contact the Senior Article Editor at VLRArticlesEditor@vermontlaw.edu.

Publishing Policy

Authors retain the right to post their published article, in whole or in part, on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) or another Internet or Intranet site over which the Author has effective control provided that the posted document or text identifies the Author, Vermont Law Review, the volume, the publication year and–as soon as it is available–the number of the first page. Pre-publication postings outside of the scope of this policy are discouraged but can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.  

Submissions The Vermont Law Review continually seeks articles, commentaries, essays, and book reviews on any subject concerning recent developments in state, federal, Native American, or international law.

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