Rev: 3/06/2019

Deadlines: The SLJ is double-blind peer-reviewed and accepts rolling submissions with periodic reviews. Each year, manuscripts received by April 1, including those presented at the annual SALSB conference, will be promptly reviewed and the author(s) informed of the publication decision on or before May 15. Publication decisions for manuscripts received by November 1, will be made on or before December 15.

Rules for Eligibility: Although membership in SALSB is not required to submit a paper, the author(s) must be member(s) of SALSB in good standing for publication in the SLJ. SALSB membership dues are posted at the website and are good for 12 months, from annual conference to conference. To begin the double-blind review process, manuscripts must be emailed (one original and one blind copy) to SLJ Editor-in-Chief (EIC), Professor Daniel T. Ostas, at Manuscripts that scrupulously conform to the formatting and style rules available at this website will be strongly preferred.

Publication Rules:
1. The author warrants that the work submitted is original and not previously published. Simultaneous submission to other journals is permitted providing the SLJ is so advised, and the SLJ is promptly informed if the work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
2. Papers should be between 5,000 and 20,000 words including footnotes. This is between 10 and 35 pages, single-spaced with 12-point text and 10-point notes (see SLJ Style Sheet available at this site). The typical published article is about 10,000 words (17 pages).
3. Topics should be related to business law or the ethical/regulatory environment of business. Pedagogical pieces are welcome.
4. Book Reviews of scholarly works (not textbooks) of interest to our readership are welcome. A review should be between 1500 and 2500 words. Authors of book reviews are strongly encouraged to seek prior approval regarding the appropriateness of the book before writing the review. Contact the EIC at for guidance.

Best Paper Award: Each year an article published in the SLJ will be chosen as “Best Paper” by the SLJ editorial board. The award comes with a $500 cash honorarium and nice plaque. The award will be formally announced at the NEXT annual meeting of the SALSB.

Presenting a paper at the SALSB Annual Conference is not required for publication in the SLJ. Authors who present at the conference, however, are strongly encouraged to send electronic copy to the SLJ by the April 1 deadline as specified above. It is anticipated that in any given year, most of the articles in the SLJ will have been presented at the annual conference, and conference presentation is preferred. There is no published conference proceeding.

For further information, please contact:
Daniel T. Ostas
Professor of Legal Studies
University of Oklahoma
dostas @

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