Instructions for Submissions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION:

The Journal of Legal Studies in Business does not accept published manuscripts or those that will be published elsewhere. Manuscripts may be sent simultaneously to other journals on the condition that the author(s) undertake to inform the appropriate editor immediately if the work is to be published elsewhere.   All manuscripts should be sent in Microsoft Word format, electronically only, to: JLSBjournal@gmail.com.

Please make sure your submission includes the following:

  1. All copy, including footnotes and indented portions of both text and footnotes, must be at least double-spaced with one inch margins in Microsoft Word format.
  2. Because the Journal uses blind reviewing, the manuscript must not identify the author in the body of the paper.
  3. Therefore, the manuscript should include a separate title page containing the following information: the title of the piece; author’s or authors’ name(s);  institutional affiliation(s);  email address(es);  mailing address(es); phone number(s); and a short abstract of 150 words or less.
  4. All footnotes should be in compliance with the style and typeface rules stated in the latest edition of A Uniform System of Citation (the “Bluebook”) and include pinpoint page citations as appropriate.

The author is responsible for full compliance with this system of citation before relevant publication deadlines, and for the accuracy and relevance of their own footnotes and citations.  Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication will be responsible for providing a final electronic version formatted according to Journal guidelines.

The JLSB also sponsors a “Best Paper” award at the annual Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (SEALSB) Conference, which is generally held in early or mid-November of each year, with the submissions for the “Best Paper” award typically due one month before the conference. If submitting for the SEALSB Best Paper Award at the annual conference, the subject line in your email should read: “SEALSB Best Paper Award.” If submitting otherwise than for the SEALSB best paper award, the subject line in your email should read: “JLSB manuscript submission.” The deadline for submission for consideration for “Best Paper” for the 2016 SEALSB Conference is September 16, 2016.

Manuscript Guidelines

Each submission must include a separate and removable cover page that includes the following: the title of the manuscript; the author’s or authors’ name(s), institutional affiliation(s), address(es), email address(es), and phone number(s); and a short abstract of the article of 200 words or less. Information that identifies the authors or their institutions must be omitted from all subsequent pages.

All copy, including footnotes and indented portions of both text and footnotes, must be at least double-spaced with wide margins using Microsoft Word. Because the Journal uses blind reviewing, the manuscript must not identify the author. However, the manuscript’s first page should include the title of the piece. All footnotes should be in compliance with the style and typeface rules stated in the latest edition of A Uniform System of Citation (the “Bluebook”). The author is primarily responsible for compliance with this system of citation and for the accuracy and completeness of the notes, including pinpoint page citations where required.

Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication will be responsible for providing a final electronic version formatted according to Journal guidelines within the deadlines required to meet our annual publication schedule.

Tables and Figures

Tables, figures and/or charts will be placed at the end of the manuscript as Appendices. They should contain an explanatory heading and, if appropriate, should show the source at the bottom. Authors must provide a final electronic version of Appendices formatted according to Journal guidelines.

Action

Consideration of manuscripts is normally complete within eight to twelve weeks of their receipt. Accepted manuscripts will normally be published within six to twelve months of their acceptance.

Indexing

The Journal of Legal Studies in Business is indexed in Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities (in Management and Marketing directories), in the Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, and via the ProQuest and Ebsco Host ABI/INFORM journal databases.

For more information about the journal and/or questions about manuscript submission guidelines, please email our editorial staff at:   JLSBjournal@gmail.com.

Looking forward to your submission.

Cynthia M. Orms

Editor-in-Chief

 

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