Submit to the SMU Science & Technology Law Review
The Journal invites you to submit articles for publication.

Submission Method

The Journal strongly prefers electronic submissions via ExpressO or Scholastica. However, we will also accept submissions sent via email. The Journal no longer accepts paper submissions.  All submissions must be made via ExpressO, Scholastica, or email.

Topics Accepted

The Journal publishes articles dealing with the many substantive legal issues affected by science and technology.  Areas in which the use of technology raise new and interesting legal issues frequently include patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy rights, social media, e-commerce, criminal, jurisdiction, comparative law, constitutional issues, cyber security, and privacy issues.

Authors

The Journal welcomes article submissions from judges, professors, practitioners, and law clerks.  Unsolicited submissions from current law students will not be considered for publication.  The Journal does not consider submissions that have been, or will be published elsewhere.  The Journal publishes four times each year and typically accepts unsolicited submissions for each issue.

Format

Submissions must contain footnote citations which substantially conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. While there are no restrictions on the length of submissions, the Journal strongly prefers submissions with fewer than 30,000 words. The Journal also refers to the Texas Law Review Manual on Usage & Style, 12th Edition, for rules of grammar, punctuation, and style.  It is strongly recommended that all submissions be accompanied with:

(1) a cover letter containing the author’s contact information and the title of the manuscript;

(2) a resume or curriculum vitae for the author;

(3) an abstract on a separate page; and

(4) a copy of the manuscript. 


Questions regarding submission policies should be directed to scitech@smu.edu.

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