Scholarly Support

Journal Article Submission

UNM Law faculty may electronically submit articles to individual or multiple law journals via Scholastica. Submission fees are paid by the School of Law.

Submission Policies

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


For a ranking of law journals by citation count, 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.


The library maintains a permanent collection of faculty publications in tangible formats. Faculty members wishing to be included in the collection should Contact the Library to submit tangible copies of their publications.

Online & On-Site Promotion

The library assists faculty members in optimizing the impact of their scholarship. To tell us about new works Contact the Library.

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.

Your Faculty Webpage

Alert current and prospective students, colleagues, and the public to your expertise by including all of your scholarly works on your faculty web page. Submit information about your publications, briefs, interviews, awards, and other impact to Indicate the location on your faculty page where you would like the information to appear (such as Profile, In the News, or Publications) and include the exact citation format you desire as well as relevant hyperlinks.