How to Submit an Article

According to the influential Washington & Lee law journal rankings, JOLT is the:

- #1 specialized law journal

- #1 science & technology law journal

- #1 intellectual property law journal

- #26 overall law journal

The Harvard Journal of Law & Technology (JOLT) accepts all submissions electronically. JOLT has transitioned to a new submissions platform and is now accepting submissions via Scholastica. Please go to to submit articles for consideration. As of February 11, JOLT will no longer accept submissions via Bepress. Please submit the file as a Word (preferred) or PDF file. Manuscripts must be accompanied by the author's address, telephone number, fax (if available), and e-mail address. The author should also include a resume, a letter of introduction, and a short abstract. We do not accept hard copy submissions. If you are unable to submit your article via Scholastica, please contact us at

Types of Articles Accepted

JOLT publishes writings by academics, practitioners, and policymakers on a variety of topics, including intellectual property, biotechnology, e-commerce, cybercrime, the Internet, green energy and cleantech, space law, science and technology policy, and the impact of evolving technologies on legal doctrine and practice. These and other subjects are some of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of the law. We believe that the dialogue provided by JOLT and other legal journals focused on technology will help shape the future of these important fields.

We welcome submissions of articles addressing the relationship of law and technology. While we welcome scholarship on issues of international scope and importance, we prefer articles that focus on the law of the United States. We do not consider articles about the use of technology in legal pedagogy. Please be aware that while we will consider short notes, we prefer full length articles. We are not currently considering unsolicited book reviews or opinion pieces, and we do not accept student work.

We consider submissions on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year. However, we encourage authors to submit in the spring or summer to maximize chances of acceptance before our issues fill.

Citation Format

Citations in all submitted articles should conform to the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Please ensure that the submitted article has been fully edited. Incomplete drafts will not be reviewed.

Expedite Requests

We will conduct expedited reviews for articles with publication offers from other journals. So that we are able to appropriately respond to such requests, authors submitting an expedited review request should specify: (1) their need for consideration on an expedited basis, and (2) the offer deadline from the other journal(s). As with standard submissions, we have a strong preference for expedite requests submitted via Scholastica. If you email us regarding an expedite, please include "expedite" in the subject line of the email.

Upon Acceptance

By submitting an article for consideration, you acknowledge that your article, if accepted by JOLT, will undergo rigorous editing prior to publication. This editorial process ensures that authors' scholarship is presented as professionally as possible. To maintain JOLT's high standards, acceptance of an article by JOLT is conditioned on the author's cooperation during the editorial process.

Contact Us

Authors may contact the Submissions Editor at

Thank you for your interest in submitting to our journal; we look forward to hearing from you!

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