Want to Submit Your Work to The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice?
The Journal encourages anyone interested in publishing their work to submit their work directly to the Journal. We invite responsible commentary from all sides on any gender, race, or justice-related legal issue. You may submit your original manuscript through ExpressO, or by emailing your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also accept submissions by mail, which may be sent to the following address:
The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice
The University of Iowa College of Law
Boyd Law Building, Room 186
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
**Hard copy manuscripts will not be returned. Please include a brief cover letter and resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) with your submission.
About our Publication: We encourage authors who are considering submitting to the Journal to review our mission statement. The Journal is ranked by The Washington and Lee Law Review in the categories of "Gender, Women and Sexuality" and "Minority, Race and Ethnic Issues." As such, we seek to publish innovative new scholarship in these areas.
At this time, the Journal will not review unsolicited works by student authors, other than our student members. We typically do not publish book reviews and do not accept non-legal articles.
Publication Timeline: The Journal typically publishes one volume per academic year, containing two issues. Selection for Volume 22 is in process now. Please notify the Journal of any requests for expedited review, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Requests for expedited review should include the author's name, title of the article, and deadline for response.
In addition to our general acceptance of unsolicited works, the Journal will issue a call for papers to solicit works for our biennial symposium. The call for papers will include a description of the topic and suggested symposium panels. Symposium works are published in the volume following the symposium.
Other Guidelines: Manuscripts should be submitted in the form of a typed and double-spaced Word document. We also ask that manuscripts conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Legal Citation (Columbia L. Rev. Ass'n et al. eds. 20th ed. 2015) and The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style (Bryan A. Garner 3d ed. 2013). The Journal does not have a page count or word limit, but manuscript length may be a factor in the selection process. Our policy is to publish only original works.
Submission to the Journal's Blog: The Journal's editorial board and student writers maintain an online blog to further our goal of living discussion in legal scholarship. Blog posts are generally 400-800 words in length, cite at least one outside source, and offer a unique viewpoint on a gender, race, or justice-related issue. The blog post may comment on a legal issue, but that is not a requirement. If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please email email@example.com.