How quickly some journals give offers
VOLOKH at law.ucla.edu
Thu Nov 3 10:49:34 PST 2005
Some of the responses were from well-known people at Top 20
schools, but others from people who I suspect were somewhat less
well-known to law review editors, and who didn't teach at Top 20
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Gerber [mailto:s-gerber at onu.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 8:14 AM
> To: Volokh, Eugene; conlawprof at lists.ucla.edu
> Subject: Re: How quickly some journals give offers
> You've opened up a can of worms here. Do you really think
> the fast turnaround is because the particular piece is so
> "good" or because it was submitted by a well known professor
> and/or on letterhead from an elite institution?
> At 04:09 PM 11/2/2005 -0800, Volokh, Eugene wrote:
> > A while ago I asked on-list about how quickly some
> journals give
> >offers; some listmembers were kind enough to respond. It turns out
> >that quite a few journals have given offers within three days of
> >getting an article, and more still within a week; a few examples:
> > Washington & Lee Law Review -- 24 hours.
> > Virginia Law Review -- less than 2 days.
> > Cornell Law Review -- less than 3 days.
> > William & Mary Law Review -- less than 3 days.
> > Wisconsin Law Review -- less than 3 days.
> > Florida State University Law Review -- 8 hours.
> > NYU Law Review -- under a week.
> > California Law Review -- about 3 days.
> > Various specialty journals -- less than 3 days.
> > The takeaway for student-run journals is that things
> move quickly, and
> >that journals that are slower may end up losing some of the
> good pieces
> >to faster peer journals (assuming that people shop up offers to
> >substantially higher-ranked journals, but generally not to peer
> >journals, at least unless the original offer has a very short fuse).
> > Eugene
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> Scott Gerber
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