The Washington University Jurisprudence Review accepts works written by scholars from within and outside the legal academy. Although the Jurisprudence Review publishes articles focusing on a wide range of jurisprudential issues, submissions must critically discuss topics involving law and philosophy.

There are no page length or word count limits placed on submissions, and works may vary from brief essays to more lengthy articles. The text and footnotes of each manuscript should conform primarily to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020) and secondarily to The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed. 2017).

The Washington University Jurisprudence Review prefers manuscripts to be submitted by e-mail, but accepts typewritten manuscripts submitted by regular mail. All submissions should include the manuscript, an abstract, curriculum vitae, and cover letter. Authors may address cover letters to the Editor in Chief. Submissions become property of the Jurisprudence Review and cannot be returned.

The Jurisprudence Review will make every effort to timely notify authors of publication decisions.

Electronic Submissions

Interested authors should e-mail their manuscript, abstract, curriculum vitae, and cover letter, preferably in Microsoft Word format, to Jurisprudence Review.

Typewritten Submissions

While electronic submission will facilitate speedier review, the Jurisprudence Review does accept typewritten submissions. Interested authors who wish to submit a typewritten manuscript should mail their manuscript, abstract, curriculum vitae, and cover letter to:

Washington University Jurisprudence Review
c/o Editor in Chief
Washington University School of Law
Campus Box 1120
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899

Expedited Review

Authors who have received an offer from another publication or who otherwise desire an expedited review of their manuscript should indicate in their cover letter:

  • The reason they require an expedited review
  • The names of other publications that have extended offers
  • When offers from other publications expire

The Washington University Jurisprudence Review will do its best to accommodate requests for expedited review.