Writing for publication is a good way to contribute to the profession, and it’s not hard. You may want to start with a book review. Publications that accept book reviews are noted below. Where possible, the “About” link for each entry below connects to submission guidelines; if not, it links to the publication itself.
In addition to the publications below, consider writing for your local law library chapter or local or state bar publications. Please send any corrections or additions to this list to Mary Rumsey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trend or feature stories.
Contact: Mark Estes, email@example.com, Julia O’Donnell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Short articles of interest to academic law librarians.
Contact: Leah Sandwell-Weiss, email@example.com
Australian Law Librarian [ Australia]
Articles of interest to those working within the fields of legal librarianship and publishing. Book reviews.
Contact: Dorothy Shea, firstname.lastname@example.org
Book review contact: Amanda Magnussen, Amanda.Magnussen@ipaustralia.gov.au
CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction)
Lessons on legal research. Authors must be affiliated with a CALI member law school.
Contact: Deb Quentel, email@example.com
Canadian Law Library Review [ Canada]
Articles of interest to Canadian law librarians. Book reviews.
Contact: Lenore Rapkin, [contact through the CALL office, firstname.lastname@example.org]
Short articles on any aspect of FCIL librarianship.
Contact: Mabel Shaw, email@example.com
Research guides on foreign, international and comparative law.
Contact: Mirela Roznovschi, firstname.lastname@example.org
International Journal of Legal Information
Articles, conference papers, bibliographies, book reviews, documents concerning law and law-related information. Book reviews.
Contact: Mark Engsberg, email@example.com
Contact for book reviews: Thomas Mills, firstname.lastname@example.org
Law Library Journal
Scholarly articles on any aspect of law librarianship. Book reviews.
Contact: Janet Sinder, email@example.com
Legal Information Alert
Practical and timely articles on research techniques or sources category or library management. Book reviews.
Contact: Donna Tuke Heroy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal Information Management [ UK]
Articles on any topic of interest to British and Irish law librarians. Book reviews.
Contact: Christine Miskin, email@example.com
Legal Reference Services Quarterly
Scholarly articles (including bibliographies) on legal materials and their use in legal research.
Contact: Michael Chiorazzi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research guides on US, foreign, international and comparative law.
Contact: Sabrina Pacifici, email@example.com.
PLL PERSPECTIVES [Private Law Librarians SIS]
Short articles of interest to librarians in law firms and corporations.
Contact: Georgeanne (Jan) Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
SCCLL News [State, Court, & County Law Libraries SIS]
Short articles of interest to librarians in state, court, and county law libraries.
Contact: Kim Ositis, email@example.com
last updated May 7, 2008