Exclusive Submissions

The Northwestern University Law Review accepts articles on an exclusive basis twice each year, in January and July. All articles submitted via our exclusive submission track are considered by a member of the Articles Board, and publication decisions are made prior to or at the opening of the Spring and Fall cycles. In exchange for this prioritized and timely consideration, participating authors agree to withhold the article submitted through our exclusive submission track from submission to any other publication until receiving a decision back from us. By submitting an article via the exclusive submission track, the author agrees to accept a binding publication offer, should one be extended.

Winter Exclusive Submission Track: January 2020 – Opening January 1, 2020

Our Exclusive Submission cycles are now closed. The Northwestern University Law Review Winter Exclusive Submission Cycle will open on January 1, 2020 and run until January 15, 2020. For all articles that have been submitted by January 15, in accordance with the instructions outlined below, the Law Review guarantees consideration by an Articles Board editor.

All final publication decisions will be communicated to authors by January 30, 2020.

Participating authors agree to withhold the article submitted through our exclusive submission track from submission to any other publication until receiving a decision from the Northwestern University Law Review. Participating authors further agree to accept a binding publication offer, should one be extended.

Articles receiving a publication offer via this exclusive submission track will be published in Volume 115 in the fall of 2020. Though publication timelines can often be negotiated, participating authors agree to accept the publication timeline the Law Review offers.

Please note that by submitting an article via the exclusive submission track, the author agrees to accept a binding publication offer, should one be extended. Interested authors must submit Articles to the Volume 115 Senior Articles Editor during the submission window.

 If you have any questions currently, please contact Elena Joffroy, Senior Articles Editor, at elenajoffroy2020@nlaw.northwestern.edu. Please kindly title the subject line “Exclusive Submission Track.”