Communications with Authors

The sixth step in the Law Review's editing process is sending emails to all authors informing them of whether their submissions have been provisionally accepted for publication or rejected. All letters are sent through our Editorial Manager to preserve anonymity.

Letters to those who work is provisionally accepted include a series of proposed improvements. These can range from minor spelling and grammatical mistakes to major rewrites, such as adding, moving, or removing sections. Authors have one week to complete these improvements and send the revised version to our Editorial Manager. Should authors disagree with a proposed improvement, it is their responsibility to communicate with the Editorial Manager long enough before the deadline such that, if the Senior Board insists on the change, the changes may be made by the end of the 1 week deadline. Extensions may be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Letters to those whose work is rejected will, to the extent possible, explain the reason for the rejection, but will not explain how far in the process the submission went. They may also ask an author to resubmit after changing specific things. These are usually larger changes which cannot be implemented within one week, but may not take significantly longer to fix.

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