Rev: November 15, 2019

The SLJ is double-blind peer reviewed.

Rules for Eligibility: Although membership in SALSB is not required to submit, for a paper to be published in the SLJ, the author(s) must be a current member(s) of SALSB. SALSB membership dues are $100 per year and run from April until April of each calendar year.  Manuscripts must be submitted by email (one original and one blind copy) to SALSB Executive Direct, Professor Laura Sullivan 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. Book Reviews of scholarly books (not textbooks) are welcome as well.  If you wish to review a book, please contact Laura Sullivan at for guidelines.

Best Paper Award: Each year an article published in the SLJ will be chosen as “Best Paper” by the SLJ advisory editors.  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 does not constitute submission for publication in the SLJ.  Authors who present at the conference, however, are strongly encouraged to submit to the SLJ. 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:

Professor Laura Sullivan
Executive Director
Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Sam Houston State University