Law & Society Review

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Edited By: Jeannine Bell, Susan M. Sterett, Margot Young

Impact Factor: 1.22

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 48/142 (Sociology); 50/149 (Law)

Online ISSN: 1540-5893

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to Law & Society Review must not be under consideration by another publication.

Articles published in Law & Society Review generally run 25 to 45 pages (roughly 8,000 to 14,000 words) in length. While substantially longer articles can be published, their importance must justify the additional space required. The editor reserves the right reject without review manuscripts that are substantially longer than typical articles.

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The Law and Society Review does not process newly submitted manuscripts between August 1 and September 5, or between December 16 and January 10. During those times, however, we will process reviews and decision letters as time allows.

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