Publication Procedures

Publication Procedures

Once your article has been accepted for publication, the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal uses the following system to assure the accuracy, integrity, and timely publication of your article:

STEP 1: Submitting an Electronic Copy of Your Article

To begin the publication process, we must receive your article electronically. The article can be emailed to us or can be sent through the postal system on a 3.5 inch floppy disk, USB flash drive, CD-R/RW, or other comparable medium. Ideally, the article should be in Microsoft Word. Should the need arise, however, we can convert other word-processing programs to the Microsoft Word format. Upon receipt, your article is assigned to a Research Editor and an Articles Editor who will directly oversee each of the staff members who edit your article throughout the process.

STEP 2: Source Retrieval

The Research Editor creates a list of all the sources cited in your article. Staff Members of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal , under supervision of the assigned Research Editor, gather the sources in their original form and place them in a file designated for your article. The Research Editor may contact you to clarify citations or to obtain extremely obscure sources directly from you to expedite the cite-checking process and to ensure complete accuracy in all footnotes.

STEP 3: Cite-Check

Once the source file is complete, your article is cite-checked by our Staff Members. Cite-checking involves confirming the accuracy and content of each cite, and ensuring proper Bluebook form, correct spelling and grammar, and adequate support for each substantive assertion. Following the cite-check, the assigned Articles Editor coordinates the changes suggested by each Staff Member and updates the manuscript after receiving approval from the Managing Editor of Articles.

STEP 4: Conversion

After pub-check coordination, the Managing Office uses desktop publishing software from our printer to convert the manuscript to law review format. This conversion provides the Managing Office with pages formatted exactly as your article will appear in printed form. These pages are similar to galley pages.

STEP 5: Proofreading/Author Approval

After conversion, your article is proofread by the Managing Office. Following the second proofread, a copy of your article is returned to you for approval and final remarks. Authors must submit any final changes at this time.

STEP 6: Galley Pages

Following the incorporation of your final changes, the entire issue is sent to the printer. The galley pages generated by the printer are proofread by the Managing Office and any minor, last-minute changes are made by the printer.

STEP 7: Advance Copies

Once the galley pages are corrected, the entire order of books is printed and several unbound copies are forwarded to the Managing Office for final approval. The Managing Office then gives the printer authorization to bind the entire order. The printer ships the issue to all of our subscribers within one week of the authorization to bind. The printer also forwards each article to HeinOnline, LEXIS and Westlaw to ensure timely on-line availability.


Our Editing Philosophy

We respect the right of an author to maintain the integrity of his or her article. Consequently, we employ a light and sensible editing touch to avoid altering the substance of our authors' manuscripts. When the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal accepts your article for publication, it is accepted because our Articles Committee has determined that it is a high quality work as submitted. We do not condition offers of publication on substantive revisions.

The Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal endeavors to facilitate a close working relationship with each author by maintaining open and responsive communication throughout the publication process.

Other than making citations consistent with The Bluebook , our editing activities primarily consist of ensuring clarity, coherence, and respect for grammatical rules and conventions. With few exceptions, textual changes adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style.

We occasionally add or supplement footnotes to an article to provide useful information and to enable the reader to better locate relevant source material.

You will always be consulted before any substantial changes are made to your article. If you so choose, we can make substantive changes to your article. If new information arises during the editorial process that affects the substance of your article, we will, with your consultation, incorporate this material into the article. Additionally, if you feel that areas of your article require more analysis or support, our Research Editors will be happy to provide the necessary assistance.


Our Publication Schedule

At the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal , we are dedicated to maintaining an organized and reliable publication schedule. We understand that many authors are concerned about the timely publication of their articles. Of course, during the publication process circumstances beyond our control often arise that delay the process. Nonetheless, we are committed to ensuring that your article is published within the time frame promised.

Target publication dates for each issue are listed below:

(1) Fall: December
(2) Spring: May


Reprint and Copyright Policy

Reprint Policy

Each author of an article receives fifty (50) special cover reprints of his or her article, compliments of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal . Additional reprints are available at an extra cost. As the price of reprints depends on the size of the article, authors should inquire as to pricing of reprints at the time of publication.

Copyright Policy

Our copyright agreement seeks to protect the rights of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal as the original publisher, while at the same time giving authors the right to republish their work. Our standard Publication Agreement grants to the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal the right to publish, reproduce, and distribute the article in all types of publication media. After original publication by the Journal, authors retain the right to republish their article as long as the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal is credited as the original publisher. We believe that this is an equitable and balanced agreement for both the Journal and our authors.

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