Submissions

*NOTE: Submissions may be made for Temple Law Review and/or Temple Law Review Online (a separate and supplementary publication). Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more information on Temple Law Review Online.*


Temple Law Review

We request that prospective authors submit articles via bepress.

We are also accepting submissions via Scholastica (beginning February 2015).

Hard copy submissions are discouraged but may be submitted to:

Temple Law Review

Attn: Lead Articles Editor

Temple University Beasley School of Law

1719 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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.

Temple Law Review Online

(Accepting Submissions via Scholastica beginning February 2015)

  • Launched in 2014, Temple Law Review Online serves as the online supplement to the Temple Law ReviewTemple Law Review Online provides a platform for publishing scholarly works that are shorter than the traditional law review article, involve time-sensitive topics, or directly respond to materials published in Temple Law Review‘s printed issues.
  • Submissions should generally comply with Temple Law Review’s standards [see above] for “publishable condition” and use of footnotes.
  • Because Temple Law Review Online acts as an electronic supplement, submissions that are accepted for publication are reviewed in an expedited version of Temple Law Review’s editing process. Publication is not done according to a preset calendar, but occurs upon the completion of the editing process.