Public Contract Law Journal, the quarterly scholarly publication of the ABA Public Contract Law Section, is committed to the publication of articles that present analysis and insight into issues affecting the broad scope of public contract law and procurement at the federal, state, and municipal levels. The Journal stands within the legal community as a focal point for the examination of timely legal issues confronting the public contract community.

Article Length. Feature articles traditionally are between 10,000 and 15,000 words, or 50-to-60 double-spaced pages in length. Depending on the topic and depth of focus, the Journal also accepts some shorter articles.

Style. The writing should be appropriate for a law review article. To that end, authors should

Footnotes. All references must be completely and accurately cited, using the citation style of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Eighteenth Edition.

Author Biography. Please include a one-sentence description of your current professional affiliation.

Article Preparation. Use footnotes rather than internal references; number pages; italicize rather than underline; use Word, WordPerfect, or any standard program. Submit all articles as e-mail attachments.

Prior Publication. The editors of the Public Contract Law Journal discourage simultaneous submission of manuscripts to other publications. Unless otherwise clearly noted, all manuscripts are expected to be original.

Copyright. The American Bar Association retains the copyright to all material published in Public Contract Law Journal. All authors, including federal employees, are asked to sign a copyright agreement that grants to the ABA the exclusive right of first publication, the nonexclusive right to reprint, and the right to use the work in other ABA media, including electronic, print, and other. In addition, federal employees are asked to sign a statement indicating whether they completed the article on their own time or their employer's time.

Send Manuscripts to:

Wendy J. Smith, ABA Managing Editor, Public Contract Law Journal, American Bar Association, at:

or to:

Karen L. Manos, Editor-in-Chief, at