Submissions Policy

The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (“IJGLS”) accepts unsolicited articles addressing legal issues engendered by globalization. Though IJGLS relies predominately on symposia for its content, articles received though the submissions process are an important part of IJGLS and will be peer-reviewed and considered for publication.

The IJGLS is a unique journal in that it is peer-reviewed, and only publishes articles that are global in nature. IJGLS is not an international or comparative law journal. IJGLS takes an interdisciplinary approach to global legal issues, integrating perspectives of law, business, economics, philosophy, politics, science, and sociology, to develop unique solutions to current legal problems. Submissions that focus on the intersection of legal and academic disciplines with globalization, as characterized by the movement of peoples, ideas, and goods without regard to borders, are preferred.

Technical Specifications

  • Format
    The Journal accepts submissions in Microsoft Word or compatible format.
  • Citations
    Detailed citations should be included in footnotes. Footnotes must comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Please include page numbers (“pincites,” or “jump cites”) in citations when possible.
  • Other Documents to Include
    Submissions must include an electronic copy of the curriculum vitae or resume of all authors of the submitted article before we may begin the review process. An abstract or summary of the submitted article is preferred but is not required.

Submission Procedure

  • Submissions are accepted year round.
  • IJGLS prefers submissions sent as one attachment via e-mail to ijgls@indiana.edu. Please include your name and the title of your article in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • Before the review process can begin, an electronic copy of the curriculum vitae or resume of all authors of the submitted article must also be sent.
  • We are able to consider submissions sent via postal service if sent as an electronic version on cd-rom in the format specified above. We are not able to consider submissions sent in hard copy only. Since we communicate with authors primarily via e-mail, please include your e-mail address with your electronic submission (if not submitting via e-mail). Submissions sent to IJGLS by postal service will not be returned.

Review Process

  • You may expect to receive acknowledgement of receipt via e-mail from the Submissions Editor shortly after you have submitted your article.
  • Our review process typically requires approximately four weeks to complete once all required material has been electronically submitted.
  • If you have been selected for publication, you will receive an e-mail notifying you of your selection and detailing the publication process and timeline. Each selected author will enter a publishing agreement with IJGLS that confers limited rights on IJGLS to reproduce and distribute the selected article. Upon selection, more information regarding publishing agreements will be provided.
  • If you have any further inquiries regarding the publication process, please e-mail ijgls@indiana.edu.