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 8,000-13,000 words (above the line), 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). 

While we do not accept, consider, or publish student pieces, if a Georgetown Law student would like to submit their piece for publication as a student Note, Notes can be sent directly to our Notes editors at 

The American Criminal Law Review is currently accepting submissions for Volume 54. The ACLR accepts submissions through Scholastica and takes email submissions through

Submit to American Criminal Law Review

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 

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