Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
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Please note that we no longer accept or require hard copy submissions, and that all submissions should be submitted electronically. You may submit via email, via the Berkeley Electronic Press (law.bepress.com/expresso), or via LexOpus (lawlib.wlu.edu/lexopus/index.aspx).
Guidelines for Article Submissions
- Provide your current address, telephone number, email address, and CV.
- Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, single-sided and preferably in 12 pt. Times New Roman Font.
- Include a 100-word abstract of your article.
- Please provide source information in consecutively numbered footnotes.
- Tables and Figures with titles should be included on separate sheets. Placement of tables and figures should be specifically cited within the text.
- Please include a second version (for example a *.pdf file) that does not contain the author's names anywhere in the article. If an article cites other work by the author, please redact that in this version's footnotes.
- All foundations or other external sources of funding used to support the research should be included in the Acknowledgements.
- We have no official minimum or maximum word count for our student notes. In the past, however, they have been approximately 20,000 words in length not including footnotes.
- It is not essential at this stage for the manuscript to conform to the Journal's editorial style (see below), but it is appreciated.
- If your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will receive more detailed style guidelines with your final acceptance letter. They are available at any time at your request.
Guidelines for Student Scholarship Submissions
- We accept student scholarship from Yale and non-Yale students. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
- Notes submitted to YJHPLE should examine issues at the intersection of law, medicine, policy, and/or ethics. A Note is an original student-written piece that advances a particular area of scholarship beyond its current state; a good Note shuld be fresh and insightful, and not simply restate the existing literature. A Comment is a brief original work which analyzes and remarks on a recent policy development, legislative action, judicial decision, or piece of scholarship pertaining to health policy, law, or ethics.
- We no longer use a specific submission period or deadline; Notes are read and evaluated on a rolling basis.
The style of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics conforms to the conventions of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation 18th Edition (Cambridge: Harvard Law Review Association, 2005). If you have any questions regarding the Journal's editorial style, please email the Executive Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unlike many law journals, YJHPLE is peer-reviewed by leading experts in relevant fields. We have found that this additional review stage greatly enhances our evaluation and editing processes.
Pieces under serious consideration will be submitted to a relevant, qualified peer reviewer--generally a member of our Advisory Board. The peer reviewer will respond with either "yes," "no," or "revise and resubmit." A "yes" answer is appropriate when the peer reviewer feels that the piece is publishable in its present form (i.e., some revisions may be advisable but overall the piece is in publishable form). A "revise and resubmit" answer means that while the piece is not currently in publishable form, the peer reviewer feels that with some substantial revisions the piece could become worthy of publication. A "no" answer means that the revisions required would be too substantial to merit requesting them from the author. The peer reviewer will provide a brief summary of his/her evaluation and/or suggestions for improvement. If the peer reviewer returns a "revise and resubmit" answer, these comments will be incorporated into a letter sent to you by the Submissions Committee.
The Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics wishes to thank the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund for their financial support of its submissions software.
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