We are now accepting submissions for Issue 5, our 2017-2018 publication, for which our topic is youth involvement. You can submit your article here.

The Syracuse Journal of Law and Civic Engagement aims to publish original essays on current legal issues.  Syracuse Law and Civic Engagement Forum requests that contributors comply with the following standards:

Who May Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication, provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer). 

Electronic Submission
We encourage contributors to submit their manuscripts through our electronic Scholastica submission page. Alternatively, you may submit your article through our ExpressO page during our open submission period each spring.

Author Agreement
We will ask all authors to sign and agree to the most current version of our author agreements.

Length Limitations
The Forum strongly prefers articles under 10,000 words in length (the equivalent of 20 law review pages) including text and footnotes. We will not consider articles in excess of 25 pages and/or 15,000 words unless the submission was recruited and approved by the editorial staff.

Citation Format
Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the 19th edition of The Bluebook; for authors outside of legal academia, the editorial staff may approve alternate citation formats.

Other Notes

  • We request that contributing authors disclose any economic interests and affiliations that may influence the views expressed in their submissions.
  • The best times to send submissions are between late March and early November. Submission periods will be posted on the SLACE website and on our Scholastica page.
  • Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic).
    • The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from SLACE provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:
    • Storage and back-up of the article on the author’s computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
    • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
    • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)’s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota’s Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
    • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.