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University of New Hampshire Law Review

Policies

The University of New Hampshire Law Review is proud to employ a policy of minimal textual and structural editing so as to best preserve the author’s original voice rather than replacing it with our own. During the editing process, our Senior Editors remain in frequent contact with authors. Any changes or additions are meant only as editorial suggestions, and we will respect the author’s final judgment as to the content and scope of his or her piece.

SUBMISSIONS

The University of New Hampshire Law Review accepts submissions year-round. While we prefer to receive submissions electronically, we also accept hard copy submissions.

For those interested in submitting electronically, please use Scholastica, ExpressO, or send us a direct email to lawreview@law.unh.edu

For hard copy submissions, please address your correspondence to:

University of New Hampshire School of Law
ATTN: UNH Law Review
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301



Further Instructions for Submissions:

In submitting your article, please include a cover letter and a copy of your curriculum vitae (or resume). Cover Letters should include your article’s title, word count, a brief description of the article, your name, contact information, and any other information that may be helpful in the selection process.

Formatting:

Electronic submissions are preferred in Microsoft Word format, although we do accept PDF formats. If you have questions about the format, please inquire prior to your submission.

Student Articles and Notes:

The University of New Hampshire Law Review accepts students’ scholarly works, but holds them to the same standards as any other author.

NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW REVIEW: ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

Although not a peer-reviewed journal, the Law Review’s ethics and malpractice statement is derived from the Committee on Publication Ethics (“COPE”) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of peer-reviewed journals, which can be found by visiting http://publicationethics.org/.

EDITORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF ARTICLES

Publication Decisions

Publication Decisions are the responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief and the Chief Articles Editor.

Evaluation of manuscripts will be based on the article’s importance, originality and clarity, and relevance to the national legal community. Authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, or political philosophy will not be considered in any way. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism are considered.

Confidentiality

Disclosure of any information regarding submitted manuscripts is impermissible, except as necessary to the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Disclosure

Unpublished materials disclosed in submissions shall not be used by those given access for any purposes without the written consent of the author.

REVIEWERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Reviewing assists the Editor-in-Chief and the editorial board in making editorial decisions, and serves the author to improve the article.

Confidentiality

Manuscripts received shall be treated as confidential documents. There shall be no disclosure of submissions material except with the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Standards of Objectivity

Manuscript reviews shall be conducted objectively. Reviewers shall express views clearly with supporting arguments. Where a conflict of interest arises from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with an article, reviewers shall recuse themselves from review of the manuscript.

EDITING PROCESS

Minimal Textual Edits

In-text edits are limited to only those changes that help to clarify an author’s argument, correct grammar and punctuation, and maintain an appropriate tone.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Editors shall identify relevant sources for articles, verify their accuracy, and ensure that all factual assertions are supported with appropriate bluebook documentation to those sources. Arguments derived from previous scholarship or law shall be accompanied by the respective source. If any substantial similarity or overlap between a given manuscript under review and another published work is identified, reviewers shall notify the Editor-in-Chief to work with the author to take corrective action and rectify potential plagiarism or copyright infringement.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through the editing process shall be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. While reviewers must recuse themselves from review of manuscripts where there is a conflict of interest, an editor’s conflict of interest shall have no impact on the editing process and therefore editors are permitted to edit manuscripts for which review was impermissible.

AUTHORS’ DUTIES

Reporting Standards

Authors of original research shall present accurate accounts of data represented and work performed, as well as objectively discuss its significance. Articles shall contain sufficient detail and references to permit others skilled in the art to replicate research. Knowing misrepresentations of inaccurate data, research, or statements is unacceptable and constitutes unethical behavior.

Data Access and Retention

Authors shall be prepared to make data or research publicly available, if practicable, and may be asked to provide the raw data from a study. Authors shall ensure such data or research is accessible for readers or other professionals for a reasonable period of time after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of research participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

Originality, Plagiarism and Acknowledgement of Sources

Authors only shall submit entirely original works with appropriate citations to the work and/or words of others. Influential scholarship shall also be cited when such influence is specifically reflected in an author’s article. Where a source casts doubt on an author’s argument, it shall be cited to reflect its difference.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Articles describing similar research shall not be published in more than one journal. Publishing the same paper in more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. See discussion infra Licensing, Reproduction, Distribution.

Manuscripts published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted to the Law Review. See discussion infra Licensing, Reproduction, Distribution.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship shall be limited to only those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, or execution of the article. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors are included as authors. The corresponding author shall verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors shall disclose any conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the data, research, results, or arguments represented in their manuscript. All sources of financial support shall be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

If an author were to discover a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, the author is obligated to promptly notify the Law Review and to cooperate with the Editor-in-Chief or Chief Articles Editor to retract or correct the article in form of an erratum.

Correspondence

Authors authorize the Law Review to edit and revise articles before publication, and agree to respond in reasonable time to edits, page proofs, and any related correspondence. Before an article is published in the Law Review, articles must be acceptable to and approved by both the author and the Law Review.

PUBLICATION

Copyright

The copyright in the article shall remain with the article’s author(s).

Licensing, Reproduction, Distribution

Authors grant to the Law Review a license to publish, print, reprint, post, and otherwise disseminate the article in any and all mediums. Specifically, authors grant to the Law Review: (a) an exclusive right of first publication provided, however, that an author may post drafts of the article on SSRN, ExpressO, Scholastica, or any other similar means of peer-review distribution, so long as the author notifies the Law Review; and (b) a nonexclusive right of publication thereafter. This non-exclusive license includes the right to authorize the electronic reproduction of the article by LexisNexis, Westlaw, Hein Online, or any similar electronic database, to authorize others to reproduce the article for noncommercial or educational purposes, and to transfer or sublicense the rights granted within our publishing agreement to the Law Review.

Any reproduction of articles, including, but not limited to, publication, posting, or excerption in print or on the Internet, shall give attribution to the article’s original publication in the Law Review, using an appropriate method of citation such as:

Originally published in [Volume] U.N.H. L. Rev. [Start Page] ([Year]).