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Scholarly Support

The library supports faculty members at every stage of their scholarly work. To submit a request for assistance with submission, publication, or promotion of your scholarship, sign in the Faculty Request Portal using your UNM law username and password.

Faculty Request Portal



Journal Article Submission

UNM Law faculty may access two different tools to electronically submit articles to individual or multiple law journals. Article submission fees are paid by the School of Law.

ExpressO

Authors can use ExpressO to submit an article to any of approximately 700+ participating journals. Some journals that use ExpressO for submissions do not use Scholastica. Check out the tutorial on submitting your article to ExpressO.

Scholastica

Authors can use Scholastica to submit an article to any of approximately 200 participating journals. Some journals that use Scholastica for submissions do not use ExpressO. Check out the guide on submitting your article to Scholastica.   

To set up access to ExpressO or Scholastica, please submit a request to the Faculty Request Portal.

Submission Policies

For an up-to-date list of publications and their submission policies, please see the continuously-updated article: Allen K. Rostron & Nancy Levit, Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & JournalsPlease note: some law reviews and journals do not accept submissions from electronic submission services. 

Ranking

For a ranking of law journals by citation count, please see the Law Journals: Submissions & Ranking website of the Washington & Lee University Law Library.

Use, Access & Preservation

The library assists faculty members in optimizing the impact of their scholarship and preserving their works. 

Review Your Author Agreement

Before placing your scholarship in the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) or in the UNM Digital Repository, review your journal publication agreement.

  • Does it impose an embargo on posting the article on a personal, institutional, or research-sharing website?
  • Does it limit your ability to post draft versions of the article to open-access repositories?
  • Did the journal receive an exclusive license to your work? If so, for what period of time?

If the publication agreement is not clear, or if you don’t yet have a publication agreement, reach out to the journal and request permission to post your accepted or published article to SSRN or the UNM Digital Repository.

Access & Preservation

  • For works not published in open-access law reviews or journals, the library assists with obtaining necessary copyright permissions to place the works in as many access points as possible.
  • The library strives to preserve access to faculty scholarship in multiple formats.
  • The library maintains a permanent collection of faculty writings. This collection includes scholarly publications in all tangible formats. Faculty members wishing to be included in the collection should submit tangible copies of their publications to the library.

Online & On-Site Promotion

The library assists faculty members in optimizing the impact of their scholarship and preserving their works. 

Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)

Originally created to promote pre-publication scholarly papers, SSRN has grown to encompass many other roles. In the field of law, published articles are often posted to SSRN, since so many law reviews and journals are open-access. 

SSRN Research Paper Series

Pre-publication papers by UNM Law faculty are distributed in the University of New Mexico School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series.  Each issue of the Series is emailed to approximately 5,000 subscribers.

UNM Digital Repository

The library actively builds and maintains digital collections in the open-access digital repository. All published works by UNM Law faculty members will be included in the School of Law repository community.

Law Faculty will automatically receive download counts of their works in the Digital Repository to their law school email address.  Find additional statistics and create usage reports of your scholarship by logging into your account, aka the Dashboard.  Learn more about customizing your Dashboard.

On-Site Display in the Law School Forum

  • A digital sign shares news of recent publications, including books, chapters, articles, podcasts, blog posts, and news articles.
  • A display case showcases faculty article reprints and books. Each faculty member may choose the item of theirs that is displayed. Faculty should contact the library if and when they would like their item updated.

Law Library Contacts

Reference
(505) 277-0935
libref@law.unm.edu

Circulation
(505) 277-6236
Maintenance Request