December 11, 2008
The Twenty Most Submitted To Journals on ExpressO
Posted by David Zaring

Are, for 2007:

  1. Duke
  2. Northwestern
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Chicago
  5. UCLA
  6. NYU
  7. Hastings
  8. Illinois
  9. Florida
  10. USC
  11. CT
  12. BC
  13. ND
  14. Iowa
  15. Fordham
  16. Maryland
  17. W&L (actually tied with Maryland for 16th, but why mess with the tyranny of Typepad list format?)
  18. Cornell
  19. Virginia
  20. Alabama

And Georgetown is 21, Texas 25, Vanderbilt 32, Michigan 56, California 76.  It is an interesting list, and it's one I received in the mail, so I appear to be unable to direct you to a link.  I'm also having a hard time thinking of a reason for the breakdown (Midwestern and Southern early ExpressO adoption? More student written articles in the above?).  Do let us know whatever conclusions you draw in the comments.

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Comments (10)

1. Posted by Matt Bodie on December 11, 2008 @ 9:48 | Permalink

The reason for the Texas and Vandy slippage, I'd imagine, is that they both used to require paper submissions. Vandy now prefers ExpressO, and Texas allows hard copy and ExpressO. But that is part of the point of lists like this, I think -- beat the outliers into conforming.

2. Posted by David Zaring on December 11, 2008 @ 9:52 | Permalink

That's a nice point. But this doesn't seem like a list compellingly making the case for conformance. It just seems kinda ... noisy.

3. Posted by Sarah L. on December 11, 2008 @ 10:42 | Permalink

I'm not sure what the time period is we're looking at here--that would be helpful to know. Most submitted to over what period? This year? Since ExpressO was implemented?

4. Posted by David Zaring on December 11, 2008 @ 11:41 | Permalink

Also worth noting. It's 2007. I'm changing the post to reflect this.

5. Posted by on December 11, 2008 @ 16:39 | Permalink

Is that ND Notre Dame or North Dakota?

6. Posted by David Zaring on December 11, 2008 @ 16:52 | Permalink

Notre Dame!

7. Posted by on December 12, 2008 @ 0:30 | Permalink

I do tend to think that it reflects the schools that have adopted and actually encouraged submissions through ExpressO. I know that journals across the board at UCLA School of Law strongly encourage ExpressO, some only accept through ExpressO since it speeds up the review process. The UCLA Law Review rarely and I do tend to think that it has not happened in a few years, published a comment by someone outside their law school.

8. Posted by on December 12, 2008 @ 1:24 | Permalink

I submitted to Texas through expresso electronic submission, so i dont know what #1 is talking about

9. Posted by JAF on December 12, 2008 @ 10:32 | Permalink

Iowa Law Review!!!

10. Posted by Anon on December 30, 2008 @ 20:27 | Permalink

I'm very late to this discussion, but I wonder if it has something to do with response times. I'm a former editor at one of the above journals. We accepted both paper and ExpressO submissions, and I would guess that we made publication decisions more quickly with the latter--not because we had an institutional preference, but because electronic submissions tended to get less delayed (i.e. stuck in someone's in box), we could forward more easily to other editors/reviewers, etc. And because we had a reputation for turning things around relatively quickly (by Law Review standards) via ExpressO, that seemed to encourage more submissions.

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