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
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
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.
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.