Publishing A Note or Article

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Publishing A Note or Article

Postby BlameTrain » Fri May 17, 2013 10:40 am

I just finished an article that I have been working on for over a year and want to try to get it published in a journal other than one at my school. I'm graduating in under a week so I'm assuming that many of non-student journals will now be open to me for submission unless I'm in some type of no man's land status wise. Just out of curiosity, can any of you speak to the amount of editing you did prior to submission on both the substantive portions and foot-noting? Did faculty advisors provide general feedback or line-by-line edits?

I'm not concerned about the prestige of the journal, I'd just want it published by someone since I invested so much time on it and believe it contributes to the scholarship in that area. Do people who submitted through Espresso generally find that someone will pick up their work or have people struck out entirely? Thanks for any input!

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Postby Myself » Fri May 17, 2013 4:12 pm

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Re: Publishing A Note or Article

Postby get it to x » Tue May 21, 2013 8:21 pm

Bump. Relevant to my interests as well.

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Re: Publishing A Note or Article

Postby Nightrunner » Fri May 24, 2013 7:58 pm

I edited my first note more than I've ever edited anything in my entire life. That might have been overkill, but it was literally the only part of law school I took seriously. My faculty advisor gave only the most general feedback, ranging from the incredibly useful ("there was a case that you could use to support that point here, I don't remember, E.D.N.Y. in like 1979 or so") to the incredibly banal ("this part is good"). For line edits, I did most of it myself, although I also traded with a girl I know to get a new pair of eyes.

Also: I know a person or two who had success using SelectedWorks, if Espresso doesn't take you where you want to go.

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