Journal of Supreme Court History

Cover image for Vol. 41 Issue 3

Edited By: Melvin I. Urofsky

Online ISSN: 1540-5818

Author Guidelines


The Journal of Supreme Court History accepts manuscript submissions on a continual basis throughout the year.  The Journal is published three times a year, in March, July, and November.  Submissions are reviewed by members of the Board of Editors and authors generally are notified within six weeks as to whether an article has been accepted for publication.  Authors are not restricted from submitting to other journals simultaneously.  The Journal will consider papers on any topic relating to the history of the Supreme Court and its members, although articles that are purely doctrinal or statistical tend not to be accepted.


There is no particular length requirement, although articles that are roughly 30 double spaced pages are preferred.  The Journal uses endnotes instead of footnotes and discourages the use of prose in the endnotes.  A variety of note styles are acceptable, as long as there is consistency within the article.  Because each article features five to ten illustrations, we encourage authors to submit a wish list of illustration ideas, and, if possible, photocopies of any illustrations they specifically require.  Illustrations research and permissions are handled by the Journal staff.

Please submit two hard copies to:
Clare Cushman, Managing Editor
Journal of Supreme Court History
244 East Capitol Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Phone: 202-543-0400