The New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement is published twice a year. We invite the submission of unsolicited articles, essays, comments, and we review every submission received. We seek well-written manuscripts with original arguments making important contributions to legal scholarship. Submissions are reviewed and accepted year-round.
Manuscripts should adhere to the following guidelines:
- Please conform text and citations to the 18th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. We are unlikely to accept submissions that substantially deviate from Bluebook form.
- Please provide a cover letter including your name, school or affiliation, title of your manuscript, address, telephone number, and email address.
- We encourage but do not require the provision of an abstract and conformity with the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style or The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style.
- Please review our article length and editing policies before submitting articles to the Journal.
If you have received an offer of publication from another journal, the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement asks that you notify the Journal and request an expedited review. We will make every effort to provide a decision prior to your deadline, though we offer no guaranties. To request an expedited review, please e-mail us.
We accept submissions at the addresses below or via online submission services such as ExpressO™. We do not typically provide acknowledgment of receipt; should you desire acknowledgment, contact our Editor-in-Chief at (617) 422-7238 or e-mail us. Manuscripts cannot be returned.
By U.S. Mail:
New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
New England Law | Boston
154 Stuart Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-5616
By Electronic Mail:
Copyright is reserved by the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement under Title 17, United States Code. Copyright applies to all material published by the Journal, absent express agreement to the contrary.
The New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement has a strong preference for articles with fewer than 25,000 words (or roughly 50 law review pages), including footnotes. Longer articles will only be published in exceptional circumstances, and shorter essays are also welcomed. All manuscripts must be typewritten and double-spaced on 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
The New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement reserves the right to edit all manuscripts and letters. Nonetheless, major changes in substantive manuscript content will not be made without the author's permission. This permission is requested by the Journal.