The mission of Communications Lawyer, the quarterly newsletter of the ABA Forum on Communications Law, is to provide practical information, analyses of public policy, and scholarly articles on professional and academic topics related to communications and media law.
Article Length . Feature articles traditionally are between 5,000 and 7,500 words, or 25-to-30 double-spaced pages in length. Depending on the topic and depth of focus, Communications Lawyer 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, including your title, organization, mailing (both USPS and e-mail) addresses, and telephone number.
Manuscript Preparation . All references must be cited. Use endnotes rather than embedded references, number pages; italicize rather than underline; use Word; and submit the manuscripts as e-mail attachments. Do not use italics or boldface for editorial emphasis.
Prior Publication . Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to other publications is discouraged and must be brought to the attention of the editors of Communications Lawyer. Unless otherwise clearly noted, all manuscripts are expected to be original.
Copyright . The American Bar Association retains the copyright to all material published in Communications Lawyer. 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. Authors will receive a PDF copy of their final articles suitable for posting on their organizations’ websites.
Send Manuscripts to :
Your assigned member editor (either Steven D. Zansberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org; Jonathan Anschell, at email@example.com; Amy L. Neuhardt, at firstname.lastname@example.org); and Wendy J. Smith, Managing Editor, at email@example.com.