Submissions

The Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal (STLJ) invites the submission of articles, comments, and notes for its winter and summer issues.  STLJ publishes writings by academics, practitioners, and law students on a variety of topics including startups, intellectual property, data privacy, biotechnology, clean technology, and health policy, as well as topics that explore the implications of technological advances on traditional legal fields such as contracts, antitrust, and tax.  We consider submissions on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year.

Submission Method:

STLJ accepts submissions electronically via ExpressO (preferred) and email at  Please visit http://law.bepress.com/expresso/index.html#index_authors to submit articles for consideration through ExpressO.  Electronic manuscripts in Microsoft Word file format are highly preferred.  Manuscripts should have one-inch margins and must be accompanied by a brief abstract and a resume or curriculum vitae for all named authors.  A cover letter is also recommended.  We do not accept hard copy submissions.  If you are unable to submit your article via ExpressO, please contact us at

Acceptance Procedure:

All submissions are reviewed by our submissions committee and peer-reviewers, and are evaluated based on their content, quality of writing, methodology, potential impact, and relevance to the Journal’s area of focus.

Length Limitations:

STLJ prefers accepting articles between 25 and 50 Journal pages (fewer than 20,000 words) in length.  STLJ also encourages submissions of 250 footnotes or less.  Comments should be no more than 7,500 words including footnotes.  Submissions that exceed the word limitation will have a lower chance of acceptance.

Citations:

Footnotes should conform to the latest edition of The Bluebook.  Please ensure that the submitted article has been fully edited both grammatically and with the correct citations.

Expedite Requests:

If you have received an offer of publication from another journal, please request expedited review of your submission via your author submissions account at ExpressO.  Our editors will be immediately notified of your deadline and will work to accommodate you.  To request expedited review via email, please include the author’s name, the title of the article, the name(s) of the offering journal(s), and the deadline date.

Contact Us:

For more information or questions about the submissions process, please contact