Law & Social Inquiry

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Edited By: Edited by Christopher W. Schmidt. Review Section Editor: Howard S. Erlanger

Impact Factor: 0.952

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 64/149 (Law)

Online ISSN: 1747-4469



Author Guidelines


AUTHOR GUIDELINES :

Law & Social Inquiry is published quarterly for the American Bar Foundation by Wiley Periodicals, Inc., Commerce Place, 350 Main St., Malden, MA 02148-5020; Tel: 781 388 8200; Fax: 781 388 8210.

Edited by: Christopher W. Schmidt
Review Section Editor: Howard S. Erlanger
Print ISSN: 0897-6546
Online ISSN: 1747-4469
Frequency: Quarterly
Current Volume: 35 / 2010
ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking: 2008: 41/104 Law
Impact Factor: 1.203

Law & Social Inquiry Publication Policy

The purpose of Law & Social Inquiry is to promote research and writing dedicated to the study of law, legal institutions, legal processes, and individuals' interactions with legal systems, undertaken from a sociolegal perspective.

The editors invite the submission of manuscripts that make original contributions to the understanding of sociolegal processes. Law & Social Inquiry considers both empirical analyses and theoretical studies without restriction as to time or place. Law & Social Inquiry embraces the broad range of perspectives and methodologies current in contemporary social science and humanities disciplines.

Law & Social Inquiry is a refereed journal that practices double-blind peer review. Article manuscripts deemed appropriate for the Journal are evaluated by two or more referees with expertise in the relevant subject matter and methodology. Double-blind peer review means that manuscripts are rendered anonymous prior to review, and that referees are not identified to authors.

Law & Social Inquiry will not consider any manuscript concurrently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Submission of a manuscript commits the author to publish the manuscript in Law & Social Inquiry if accepted for publication by the Editors

Initial Article Manuscript Preparation Requirements:

ARTICLE MANUSCRIPTS:

To submit an article manuscript, please go to Law & Social Inquiry’s ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lsi). Log in, or click the ‘‘Create Account’’ option at the top-right corner of the log-in page if you are a first-time user of ScholarOne Manuscripts with our journal. Any manuscripts not submitted via ScholarOne Manuscripts will be returned to the author for resubmission. After submitting your manuscript, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can also access ScholarOne Manuscripts any time to check the status of your manuscript. The Journal will inform you once a decision has been made. Send general queries to: lsi-abf@abfn.org.

Article manuscripts submitted to Law & Social Inquiry must be prepared using MSWord. Use Times New Roman 12pt font throughout (including text, notes, references, and quoted material). Double-space all text throughout (including notes, references, and quoted material). Use 1 inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, and right) throughout. Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 150 words. No identifying material should appear on the manuscript itself. LSI requires submissions to adhere to a 15,000 word limit including footnotes and endnotes. Please be sure to include these in your word count when saving your file for submission. Any submitted manuscript that does not conform to this formatting or these limits may returned to the author for editing.

We do not require submitted manuscripts to be formatted according to LSI's citation guidelines. Although all accepted articles will need to be brought into conformity with LSI's in-text citation style, we will consider articles that use footnotes, including law-review style footnotes.

Article Manuscript Accepted for Publication-Preparation Requirements:
Manuscripts accepted for publication by the Editors must be brought into conformity with Law & Social Inquiry's detailed format and style requirements before they can enter our production queue. To obtain a copy of LSI's format and style requirements, click on the following link. Any questions can be directed to our Managing Editor at lsi-abf@abfn.org

Author Guidelines

Article Manuscript Submission Process:

Article Manuscripts:
Article manuscripts must be submitted via ScholarOne Manuscripts. Send general inquiries to: lsi-abf@abfn.org.

Mailing Address for General Inquiries:
Managing Editor, Law & Social Inquiry
The American Bar Foundation
750 North Lake Shore Drive, 4th floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611.
Telephone: 312-988-6517. Fax: 312-988-6611.

REVIEW ESSAYS
Review Essays do not undergo traditional peer review, so please do not use ScholarOne Manuscripts to submit your essay.

Send books for review and inquiries regarding review essays to:
Howard S. Erlanger
Review Section Editor, Law & Social Inquiry
Institute for Legal Studies,
Law School
University of Wisconsin,
Madison, WI 53706.
Telephone: 608-263-7405. Fax: 608-238-8003

E-mail: howard.erlanger@wisc.edu.

Please note that Law & Social Inquiry publishes review essays and short book notes but not traditional book reviews.

Review Essays Accepted for Publication - Preparation

Requirements:
Review Essays accepted for publication must be brought into conformity with Law & Social Inquiry's detailed format and style requirements before they can enter our production queue. To obtain a copy of LSI's format and style requirements, click on the link above. Any questions can be directed to our Managing Editor at lsi-abf@abfn.org.

Off-Prints to Authors:
Free access to the final PDF offprint of articles will be available via Author Services only, an automated system. Please sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and to access the other benefits the service offers. Authors are encouraged to sign up for Author Services when their article enters production in order to receive a clear explanation of the benefits, including the ability to access their final article. To sign up, visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/.

Republication Rights: It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright in their articles to the American Bar Foundation. Authors retain rights of re-use, as long as re-use does not include sale or reproduction of the article or any part of it for commercial purposes. These rights apply without needing to seek permission from the Foundation or Wiley Blackwell. In addition, provided that authors give appropriate acknowledgement to the Journal, the American Bar Foundation and Wiley Blackwell, and full bibliographic reference for the Article when it is published, they may use all or part of the article and abstract, without revision or modification, in personal compilations or other publications of their own work.

All requests by third parties to re-use the Article in whole or in part will be handled by Wiley Blackwell. Any permission fees will be retained by the Journal. All requests to adapt substantial parts of the Article in another publication (including publication by Wiley Blackwell) will be subject to the author’s approval.

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.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign.  The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements.  For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

For RCUK and Wellcome Trust, FWF authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license:

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

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