The Journal of International Business & Law is pleased to consider unsolicited manuscripts for publication. Our solicitations team works diligently to thoroughly review each manuscript we receive and to provide a prompt response to the author. We are proud to inform you that we continue to review manuscripts over the summer and winter months. To help avoid any delays in our review of your submission, please read this page in its entirety before submitting your manuscript.

Methods of Submission

Electronic submission through ExpressO is strongly recommended. However, if you do not have anExpressO account, you may send your manuscript directly to our Managing Editor of Solicitations via email: Additionally, you may send your manuscript through the postal system on a USB flash drive, CD-R/RW or other comparable medium, to the following address:

Managing Editor of Solicitations
Journal of International Business & Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549

General Guidelines for Submission

When submitting a manuscript, please also include a cover letter and your CV/résumé.

We prefer that your manuscript be in Microsoft Word format. Citations should be in the form of footnotes and should follow the form prescribed in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010).

In recognition of a 2004 nationwide Harvard Law Review survey of the state of legal scholarship, we will give preference to articles under 25,000 words in length — the equivalent of 50 law journal pages — including text and footnotes. We will not publish articles exceeding 35,000 words — the equivalent of 70-75 law journal pages — except in extraordinary circumstances.

We consider student submissions only from current Hofstra Law students.