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Submissions for the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts

The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts is currently seeking submissions of articles for its upcoming volumes. The LTA Journal welcomes the submission of articles that address emerging legal issues in business and technology in a global context.

Advantages of Publication with the LTA Journal  

The LTA Journal is published in a concise electronic format that permits it to respond quickly and pragmatically to legal issues that emerge at the interface of business and technology.

Articles are approximately 2000 words long. They are not heavily footnoted like regular law journal articles.

A partnership between student editors and an Editorial Board comprised of faculty and attorneys who are noted experts helps the LTA Journal produce thoughtful, timely coverage of emerging issues. These editing capabilities and research resources enable the LTA Journal to provide comprehensive source gathering and citation checking services for authors.

Submissions Guidelines

Although authors accepted for publication in the LTA Journal typically have a law degree and professional experience, the LTA Journal will consider submissions from non-lawyers, LL.M. students, and students pursuing graduate studies related to business and technology.

Submissions to the LTA Journal are evaluated on a rolling basis. The LTA Journal will acknowledge the receipt of all submissions and typically makes publication decisions within a month of receiving a submission. The LTA Journal publishes several issues per year. The length of time from acceptance of a submission to final publication ranges from three to six months, depending on the time of year and the availability of space in upcoming issues.

Articles should be analytic, supported with citations to authority when necessary, with focus on a topic that can be addressed within the 2000-word length.

Citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed.).

All articles and translations are edited carefully, cite checked, and formatted by the editors of the LTA Journal prior to publication. Our offer of publication is conditional on the author working with the editors to reach consensus on the final edited version. If agreement is not reached, the author has the option to withdraw the article.

Authors accepting offers of publication in the LTA Journal are expected to provide copies of sources unavailable at the University of Washington, ideally in electronic format, and to respond to editing requests promptly.

Send submissions to the LTA Journal by electronic mail in a Word document to WJLTA@u.washington.edu. Include a brief biography or curriculum vitae and an article abstract.

If you have any questions please email the LTA Journal staff at WJLTA@u.washington.edu

Last updated 6/14/2010