Authors interested in submitting manuscripts of articles for publication should contact HELR at the earliest possible date. HELR accepts manuscripts year-round, and makes offers for publication on a rolling basis. HELR typically starts reviewing submissions for publication in the Fall issue in February, and begins reviewing submissions for the Spring issue in August. There is no formal deadline for publication in a given issue, but decisions for the Fall issue are generally made by July; and for the Spring issue by November.
We have completed review of submissions for both the Fall and Spring issues of Volume 39 (2014-2015), and filled all available space. We will begin reviewing articles for publication in the Fall issue of Volume 40 in February, 2015.
HELR has adopted a new policy limiting the length of articles we will accept or publish. The policy is an effort to address the growing length of law review articles and is inspired by length limits adopted by the Harvard Law Review.
HELR will give preference to articles under 25,000 words in length including text and footnotes. HELR will not publish articles exceeding 35,000 words, except in extraordinary circumstances.
How to submit an article:
If you would like HELR to consider your article for publication, please submit the article, your CV, and a cover letter to HELR via Expresso. Alternatively, you may submit the article, your CV, and a cover letter to HELR via email, by sending these documents to hlselr [at mail.law.harvard.edu]. Please note that Expresso submissions are strongly preferred and will be granted priority review.