Submissions

We request that prospective authors submit articles via bepress.

Hard copy submissions are discouraged but may be submitted to:

Lead Articles Editor

Temple Law Review

Temple University School of Law

1719 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122



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Our Selection Criteria

  • The Temple Law Review (TLR) accepts submissions from attorneys, legal scholars, and law clerks for publication.
  • TLR makes an offer for publication only to those authors who have submitted articles that are in substantially publishable condition and do not need extensive substantive editing. TLR prefers submissions to be double spaced with consecutively numbered footnotes. Citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Association et al. eds., 19th ed. 2010).
  • In selecting articles, the editors do not look for a particular “type” of written format. TLR willingly accepts and encourages the submission of nontraditional articles, including essays, commentaries, narratives, book reviews, and responses to previously published articles.
  • The articles TLR selects for publication are those that the editors believe are most likely to contribute to the already existing scholarly literature in a particular substantive area.

Our Editing Philosophy

  • The goal of TLR throughout the editing process is to maintain open lines of communication with authors to preserve a positive working relationship. TLR editors endeavor to keep authors informed of the editing process and give authors advance notice when any edits or reviews may be needed. TLR encourages authors to communicate any questions or concerns to TLR so those issues can promptly be addressed to the satisfaction of the author.
  • In editing articles, the guiding principle is editorial deference. TLR editors recognize their limitations as student editors and provide authors only with suggested edits, not editorial edicts. The author always has the final word as to the content of the published article.
  • In providing authors with edits, as a result of TLR’s careful selection process, the editors largely avoid making suggestions regarding the article’s substantive content. The editors limit suggested edits to the task of refining the grammar, clarity, and coherence of the article. In so doing, the editors seek to improve the piece, not rewrite the author’s work.