Faculty Scholarship Support

Journal Article Submission
Law faculty may access two different tools to electronically submit articles to individual or multiple law journals. Article submission fees are paid by the Law School.

Authors can use ExpressO to submit an article to any of approximately 550+ participating journals. Some journals that use ExpressO for submissions do not use Scholastica. Check out the tutorial on submitting your article to ExpressO.

Authors can use Scholastica to submit an article to any of approximately 200 participating journals. Some journals that use Scholastica for submissions do not use ExpressO. Check out these tips on submitting your article to Scholastica.

To set up access to ExpressO or Scholastica, please contact the Electronic Services Librarian.

Submission Policies
For an up-to-date list of publications and their submission policies, please see the continuously-updated article: Allen K. Rostron & Nancy Levit, Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals. Please note: some law reviews and journals do not accept submissions from electronic submission services.

Individual Search Page
The Law Library can help you create customized search pages containing your most-used databases, blogs, and other e-resources. Contact Brian Huffman.

For a ranking of law journals by citation count, please see the Law Journals: Submissions & Ranking website of the Washington & Lee University Law Library.
Use, Access & Preservation
The library assists faculty members in optimizing the impact of their scholarship and preserving their works.

Review Your Author Agreement
Before placing your scholarship in the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) or in the UH ScholarSpace repository, review your journal publication agreement.
  • Does it impose an embargo on posting the article on a personal, institutional, or research-sharing website?
  • Does it limit your ability to post draft versions of the article to open-access repositories?
  • Did the journal receive an exclusive license to your work? If so, for what period of time?
If the publication agreement is not clear, or if you don’t yet have a publication agreement, reach out to the journal and request permission to post your accepted or published article to SSRN or the UH ScholarSpace repository.

Access & Preservation
  • For works not published in open-access law reviews or journals, the library assists with obtaining necessary copyright permissions to place the works in as many access points as possible.
  • The library strives to preserve access to faculty scholarship in multiple formats.
  • The library maintains a permanent collection of faculty writings. This collection includes scholarly publications in all tangible formats. Faculty members wishing to be included in the collection should submit tangible copies of their publications to the library.
Online & On-Site Promotion
The Law Library assists faculty members in optimizing the impact of their scholarship and preserving their works.

Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
Originally created to promote pre-publication scholarly papers, SSRN has grown to encompass many other roles. In the field of law, published articles are often posted to SSRN, since so many law reviews and journals are open-access.

UH Digital Repository (ScholarSpace)
The Law Library actively builds and maintains digital collections in the open-access digital repository. All published works by UH Law faculty members should be included in ScholarSpace.

On-Site Archives
The William S. Richardson School of Law Faculty Publications Archive collects, organizes, and preserves material published by faculty members of the School, both past and present.