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Faculty Services: Faculty Research and Publications

A guide to services for Faculty at Texas Tech University School of Law Library

Faculty Display Case

Submitting Manuscripts

When to Submit:
Peak submission times for student journals are February-March (as new editorial boards are looking toward the next volume) and August (as student editors are returning from their summer jobs). 

How to Submit:
The Law Library can assist you with finding the right law review to submit your work and can offer step-by-step guidance on submitting publications throug
ExpressO and Scholastica.

  • ExpressO (Berkeley Electronic Press) allows you to submit manuscripts to multiple law journals at once. The Law School has an institutional subscription for faculty members. Please make sure to use your TTU email address when submitting.
     
  • Scholastica is another main-stream law journal submission database. Faculty can submit to many law reviews at once and track submissions while working directly with journal editors. A P-Card is required for faculty submissions. Please see a faculty administrative assistant for more information.

Many journals accept submissions through more than one route (e.g., Expresso and Scholastica, or email). Along with providing law review rankings, the Washington & Lee Law Journals: Submissions & Rankings database provides submission information. 

In addition, there is an annually updated guide called Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals that provides submission and manuscript-formatting information for each of the 200+ U.S. flagship law reviews. 

Faculty Publications

The Law Library will advertise your published works using the following:

  • ScHOLAR—ScHOLAR is the Law School's institutional repository that lists works for faculty who have published materials while employed at Texas Tech School of Law. The database offers a PDF image of articles, with an abstract and keywords for discoverability, along with links to HeinOnline, Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and other web sites.
     
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)—The Law Library will assist you with publicizing and distributing your scholarship to a world-wide audience via SSRN. To set up or manage your SSRN account, contact your library information consultant who will be happy to upload your article, pick out keywords, and write an abstract.
     
  • Faculty Display Case and Announcements—The Law Library maintains a display case in the foyer of the Law Library to exhibit the latest books, articles, and other publications authored by TTU Law Faculty. If you receive extra print copies of your publication, please deliver one copy your library information consultant or to Associate Law Librarian Jamie Baker to display your work. If no extra copies are available, please contact your library information consultant, and the Law Library will obtain a copy for the Faculty Display Case.
     
  • Faculty Publication Series—The Law Library will be happy to promote your new book publication to law faculty and students (excluding casebooks and updated editions of previously published works). Posters announcing your publication may be advertised throughout the Law School and made known via the Law Library’s Facebook and Twitter pages. In some instances, book signing events will also be made available.
     
  • Monthly Faculty Publication Information—Faculty should view the Law School's monthly publication, The Sidebar, for information about recent faculty publications and news. Additionally, faculty should view the Law Library's alert compilation in the Law Library Newsletter or by viewing the Law Library Blog

Electronic Databases and Online Resources

Along with the research services that the Law Library provides, we also subscribe to several legal and non-law-related online databases. Faculty can sort through electronic resources alphabetically, by subject, or by database provider.

For a complete list of databases, please see the Law Library’s Electronic Resources page.

In addition, faculty can access a wide variety of databases, electronic journals, and e-books through the University Library.