Oregon Law Review

  • Submissions

Thank you for your interest in publishing in Oregon Law Review. Our editorial staff sets itself apart through a personal approach to the editing process. We promise a thorough evaluation of each submission, rapid turn-around and prompt responsiveness to each author.

OLR’s articles editors have completed the selection process for volume 87 and will begin reviewing submissions for volume 88 in February or March, 2009.

Unsolicited Manuscripts
OLR welcomes unsolicited manuscripts. The vast majority of articles we publish are submitted by scholars and practitioners unaffiliated with the University of Oregon School of Law. In the spirit of encouraging submissions of an array of cutting-edge scholarly work, we adhere to no rigid requirements for subject matter, length, or style. We seek well-written and carefully edited articles on legal issues of contemporary significance.

Review Process
We strive to set ourselves apart through our attentive approach to the review and editing process. Prospective articles are reviewed by a team of three Articles Editors, who personally review more than 1,200 articles each year. Factors we use during the evaluation process include contemporary relevancy, novelty, and quality of writing and editing. The review period varies at different points during the year as a function of our workload and may be as short as a few weeks or as long as several months.

Offer of Publication
Authors of accepted articles will be notified with an offer as soon as possible. Once accepted, the article is prospectively placed in the publication calendar, and the author is notified of a proposed publication date.

Editing Process
Once the author accepts our offer of publication, the article is assigned to a single Executive Editor. Once the executive edit is complete, a Managing Editor takes over to assure a technically superior final product. The Managing Editor leads a team of experienced Associate Editors and is further aided by our talented Staff Editors.

Throughout the process, the Executive and Managing Editors maintain close contact with the author. In our experience, the singular focus and strong relationship between authors and our editors makes the process not just efficient, but pleasant as well.

Submission Format

We strongly prefer electronic submissions through ExpressO, available here. You should receive an email indicating that ExpressO has received your article from ExpressO rather than from an Oregon Law Review member.

We request adherence to the following formatting guidelines when submitting your manuscript:

After sending your submission, please contact our Articles Editors by email at any time during the review process.