INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

The mission of The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, the official quarterly publication of the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law of the American Bar Association, is to provide information on programs related to affordable housing and community development law, facilitate communication among housing lawyers, and provide a clearinghouse for the exchange of ideas and solutions in the field.

Article Length. Feature articles traditionally are between 5,000 and 7,500 words, or 20 - to - 25 double-spaced pages in length. The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law also accepts some shorter articles.

Style. The writing should be brisk and straightforward. Authors should use a style that is readable and more informal than a law review article. To that end, authors should

Footnotes. Use endnotes rather than footnotes. Include footnotes at the end of your article. The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law follows 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.

Manuscript Preparation. Submit your original article for review as an e-mail attachment, typed double spaced, with 1-inch margins. Use endnotes rather than footnotes, italicize rather than underline, number pages; use an IBM-compatible program.

Prior Publication. Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to other publications is discouraged and must be brought to the attention of the editor of The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law. Unless otherwise clearly noted, all manuscripts are expected to be original.

Copyright. The American Bar Association retains the copyright to all material published in The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law. Authors 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. Special arrangements, although discouraged, can be made for authors who must retain copyright to their articles.

Send Manuscripts to:

Wendy J. Smith, Managing Editor, Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, American Bar Association at wjsmith@staff.abanet.org