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The Criminal Law Bulletin provides authoritative guidance and insight from renowned experts on the latest developments and trends in criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminal evidence.
In addition to publishing scholarly articles, the journal reports on all of the major federal and state court decisions dealing with legal aspects of the administration of criminal justice. The journal also publishes book reviews and practical guidance from regular columnists, such as Edward J. Imwinkelried, who writes on forensic science; James Robertson, who writes on corrections and correctional law; Michael Graham, who writes on criminal evidence; and Christopher D. Totten, who writes on criminal law and procedure.
The Law Journal Rankings Project, hosted by Washington and Lee School of Law, ranks the Criminal Law Bulletin as the #1 peer-edited journal in the field of criminal law and criminal procedure (on both combined score and journal citations metrics).
Thomson Reuters publishes six issues of the Criminal Law Bulletin each year. The journal welcomes unsolicited submissions from both legal and social science scholars, as well as from justice practitioners, law students, and graduate students in criminology, criminal justice, and related fields.
Although the editors will consider manuscripts of any length between 3,000 and 28,000 words, they prefer manuscripts containing between 4,000 and 15,000 words, inclusive of text, footnotes, tables, and figures. Citations in manuscripts should appear in consecutively numbered footnotes, not endnotes, and follow the style and conventions of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word and either uploaded via ExpressO or emailed to Criminal.Law.Bulletin@gmail.com.
All manuscripts undergo a quick internal review to determine their potential fit with the Criminal Law Bulletin’s mission. Manuscripts that are under consideration for publication may be accepted by the editors or, at the request of any submitter, may be sent for peer review.
All offers of publication are conditioned on authors signing Thomson Reuter’s copyright agreement and upon authors making required revisions.