Law & Policy

Cover image for Vol. 38 Issue 2

Edited By: Nancy Reichman, Sociology, University of Denver

Impact Factor: 1.71

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 22/143 (Law)

Online ISSN: 1467-9930

Author Guidelines


Online publication from 2016

Law & Policy will be published in online-only format effective with the 2016 volume. This is a proactive move towards reducing the environmental impact caused by the production and distribution of printed journal copies and will allow the journal to invest in further digital development. Published articles will continue to be disseminated quickly through the journal’s broad network of indexing services. Articles will also continue to be discoverable through popular search engines such as Google. All color images will now be reproduced digitally and published free of charge.

Law & Policy publishes innovative, peer-reviewed articles that promote
interdisciplinary dialogue about the governmental and regulatory activities
of both state and non-state actors. Encompassing approaches that interrogate
law and governance within a broad range of policy domains, the journal
disseminates scholarship that is international and comparative, methodologically
diverse, and critically challenging. Manuscripts are encouraged
that provide creative theoretical overviews, as well as discussions of
empirical research. Major considerations for publication include originality
of insight into the legal process, relevance of policy issues addressed, and
the use of appropriate methodology.


Submit manuscripts online at

Manuscripts must not have been published already, or be under
consideration by another publication.


Submission Format: Manuscripts should be double-spaced, 12-pt Times
New Roman font, with 1-inch margins (paper copies should be single-sided),
with numbered pages. Manuscripts should be submitted as Word documents,
not PDFs.


What to Submit: A single document must contain all text, with author-date
citations, including an abstract (up to 100 words), endnotes (not footnotes)
for supplementary comments, references with separate sections for legal
authorities, and any appendices, tables, or figures. Remove all self-identifying
information about the author(s), acknowledgments, embedded identifying
information, including replacing authors' names from in-text citations with
'XXX' and removing any entries that list the author from the bibliography,
and all headers and footers.


A separate document or cover letter should include: a title page with all
authors’ names; the correspondence author’s e-mail and mailing/postal
address, telephone and fax numbers; and a biographical statement (of up to
50 words) for each author.


The manuscript should be carefully checked for errors before it is submitted
for publication. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of quotations and
extracts, for supplying complete and correct references, and for obtaining
permission where needed to cite another author’s material.


The author style sheet is available here.

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

More information about the journal is available upon request from the Editorial Office and at


Contact the editors at or:

Law & Policy

Editorial Office

University of Denver

2000 E. Asbury Ave.

Sturm Hall, Rm. 446

Denver, CO 80208

Tel: (303) 871-2048 Fax: (303) 871-2090