Cell Group Carriage Review

The third step in the Law Review's editing process is carriage by Cell Groups. Each Cell Group is comprised of an Articles Editor and 8 Associate Editors. The process is split into two stages.

In the first stage, four Associate Editors evaluate the content of the article and its research under four headings: Thesis, Accuracy, Comprehensiveness, and Novelty. If they find all four parts to be up to our standards, they will vote to move to the next stage.

In the second stage, the entire Cell Group reads the submission carefully for writing quality. They each propose improvements to the submission and then vote on whether the proposed improvements could realistically be implemented within 1 week. If so, the submission moves on.

Articles Editors compile carriage forms for submissions which move past carriage and write draft rejection letters for those which do not. Both are then sent to Senior Associate Editors.

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