Policies for Fordham International Law Journal
The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts on novel, provocative, and diverse topics of public and private international and comparative law that will make significant contributions to the field. Legal scholars and practitioners from around the world are invited to submit manuscripts. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis from April until October. Fordham Law students who are interested in publishing with the Journal should contact the Writing & Research editor; the Journal does not accept submissions from current J.D. or LL.M. students at other law schools.
All manuscripts must be unpublished and written in English. The Journal prefers submissions that are under 30,000 words. Footnotes should conform to THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION (19th ed., 2010). The Journal follows its own conventions for citations to European Community materials. For grammatical and stylistic matters, the Journal refers to THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE (16th ed., 2010).
A submission must contain the manuscript, an abstract, and the author's curriculum vitae-and must be submitted electronically. The Journal prefers submissions be made through the ExpressO system, but submissions may also be emailed (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) directly to the Senior Articles Editor at . The Journal is unable to provide responses to articles not selected for publication due to the large number of submissions the Journal receives.
Expedite Review Requests
If you have received a formal offer of publication from another journal and would like to request that the Journal expedite its review of your submission, please contact the Senior Articles Editor at . When requesting that the Journal expedite its review, please provide the title of your article, the journal(s) from which you have an offer, and the date by which you must receive a decision from the Journal. Alternatively, you may submit an expedite review request through ExpressO. The Journal cannot guarantee a response to every expedite review request, but will endeavor to respond in as timely a manner as possible.
To withdraw your submission from consideration, please contact the Senior Articles Editor at . Please include the title of the submission in the email.
Editorial Review Process
The Journal is committed to providing comprehensive editorial review of all submissions selected for publication. In addition to being fact-checked and Bluebooked, each piece goes through three rounds of upper-level edits. The Journal's editors edit both the citations and the text to ensure it reads cogently and is grammatically correct. During the editing process, the author is given two opportunities for review. Authors retain full control over the content of their work, and all comments and suggestions offered by the editors are optional. Authors should be prepared to provide any cited sources to the Journal editors as requested.
Rights for Authors and FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History
As further described in the Journal’s grant of license, in consideration for publication of the work, the author assigns to the Fordham International Law Journal the sole and exclusive copyright in the work, subject to the following personal-use exceptions, which do not require further permission from the Fordham International Law Journal, provided the author does not alter the format or content of the work, including the copyright notification:
- Storage and back-up of the work on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the work stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author;
- Distribution of the work to a class, seminar, or conference in which the author is participating. This right, however, is subject to the author’s agreement to specify, in the work, that the work was first printed in the FORDHAM INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, complete with proper Bluebook citation (i.e., volume number, FORDHAM INT’L L.J., first page on which the work appears, and year of publication) and any citation of the work requires attribution to the Journal;
- Posting of the work's Digital Commons link on the author’s personal website;
- Posting of the work's Digital Commons link on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author's place of employment;
- Posting of the work’s Digital Commons link on a non-commercial open access repository (e.g., SSRN);
- Posting of the work's Digital Commons link on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.
Reproduction, posting, transmission, or other distribution or use of the work or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of the Fordham International Law Journal, requires credit to the Fordham International Law Journal as copyright holder and must specify that the work was first printed in the FORDHAM INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, complete with proper Bluebook citation (i.e., volume number, FORDHAM INT’L L.J., first page on which the work appears, and year of publication).
Attribution and Usage Policies
Requests for permission with regard to republication or photocopies of any work published by the Fordham International Law Journal, or other copyright questions, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to (212) 636-6932, or mailed to:
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