Submissions

This page is designed to help you ensure your submission is ready for and fits the scope of the journal.

Before submitting you should read over the guidelines listed below, then register an account (or login if you have an existing account).


About

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process is a professionally edited publication that provides a forum for creative thought and dialogue about the operation of appellate courts and their influence on the development of the law. The Journal is distributed to every state and federal appellate judge in the United States and the judges of the Supreme Court of Canada. It is available as a free resource to practitioners, academics, and others on this website. 


Focus and Scope

The Journal welcomes articles, essays, and book reviews that fit the Journal’s mission and audience.

Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

      1. The submission has not been previously published.  If the article is before another journal for consideration, please note that in the Comments to the Editor. 
      2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
      3.  Please include a CV when you upload your article.
      4. Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
      5. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references and quotations. Authors should make sure they are correct, in substance and style.
      6. The text is double-spaced; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

If you have questions about submitting an article or prefer to submit it via email, please contact Prof. Tessa L. Dysart at tdysart@arizona.edu


Copyright Notice

Authors retain all rights to their work published by the University of Arizona Libraries' Publishing Program. Your author agreement will contain specific information about your rights to reuse the work published by The Journal. We support the use of Creative Commons licenses by our journals and encourage them to allow further distribution and reuse of their content as appropriate.

The author(s) are responsible for ensuring their article does not infringe upon any copyright; violate any other right of any third parties; contain any scandalous, libelous, or unlawful matter; or make any improper invasion of the privacy of any person. The author(s) agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Arizona against any claim or proceeding undertaken on any of the aforementioned grounds. Permission to use 3rd party materials e.g. figures, tables, photographs, illustrations, trade literature and data must be secured prior to publication and authors must include these permissions with their final submission



Licences

Journal of Appellate Practice and Process allows the following licences for submission:

  • Copyright
    © the author(s). All rights reserved.
  • CC BY 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-ND 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.



Publication Cycle

The Journal publishes twice a year.

Sections

Public Submissions

Peer Reviewed

Indexed


Foreword


Preface


Essays


Articles


Book Review


Developments


Full Issue


Practice Notes


Appendix