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The Journal of Constitutional Law will start seeking submissions for Volume 18 in January of 2015, to be published during the 2015-2016 academic year.  We accept submissions through ExpressO and Scholastica.

For further submission opportunities, please consider our online supplement, JCL Online.


General Contact Information

Journal of Constitutional Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Instructions To Authors

To expedite the editorial process and to facilitate uniformity of presentations, authors should prepare their submissions in accordance with conventions outlined below, and either e-mail a copy to or send two copies to the Editor-in-Chief, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204, USA.


Manuscripts.  The language of publication is English.  Authors are requested to provide double-spaced, completed manuscripts with one-inch margins.  Text should appear on one side of the paper and all pages should be numbered consecutively.  All unpublished manuscripts are the property of the Journal and will not be returned to the author.


Cover Letter.  Authors should include with their manuscripts a cover letter summarizing their submission and a curriculum vitae.


References and Footnotes.  Complete bibliographical information, including dates, should be provided for all works referred to in the text.  Footnotes should, as much as possible, be limited to citation material.  If possible, footnotes with internal citations should be cross-referenced.  Citations must conform to The Bluebook:  A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010).  Because all citations must be verifiable by the editors, all sources must be readily available in the United States or must be sent by the author upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication.


Tables and Graphics.  Tables, diagrams, drawings, graphs, and other illustrations should be in electronic form.  If an electronic form is not available, they should be reproducible originals presented on separate sheets in a large size.  In the manuscript text, authors should refer to tables and graphics by number.


Electronic Final Copy.  If an offer of publication is extended, the author will be requested to submit the article in its most current form by electronic mail in Microsoft Word format.