Article Submissions

The ACLR Articles Committee works diligently to select articles that are timely and relevant to the field of American Criminal Law, clear and polished, thoroughly researched, and that speak to the journal’s practitioner reader base. As a general rule, the ACLR looks for articles ranging from approximately 8,000-11,000 words, though the staff of the ACLR reserves the right to make exceptions. The ACLR follows the Texas Manual of Style. Citations in manuscripts should appear in footnotes, not endnotes, and follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015).

The American Criminal Law Review is currently accepting submissions for Volume 53. The ACLR accepts submissions through Scholastica and takes email submissions through The journal also accepts printed submissions, which can be mailed to:

Senior Articles Editor
American Criminal Law Review
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

If your submission has been offered publication with another journal, we will make every effort to comply with a request for expedited review. To request an expedited review, please email and include the following information:

Your name
Phone number
Title of the article
Journal that has accepted the article
Your deadline

While we do not ordinarily accept, consider, or publish articles written by students, Georgetown Law students can have their article considered for publication as a student Note. Georgetown students may send their pieces directly to our Notes editors at