As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Submission Guidelines

The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law is now accepting submissions on a rolling basis.

The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law welcomes your writing. We encourage the submission of articles, essays, comments, book reviews, and letters. All pieces accepted for publication go through a collaborative editing process between Journal editors and the authors.

Generally, we feature the writing of noted scholars in feminist jurisprudence, including judges, academics, and practitioners. While we publish student work from within Columbia Law School, we do not consider work from current law students outside CLS. Since we are an interdisciplinary journal of law, we also welcome articles about law from other academic disciplines. Recent Columbia Journal of Gender and Law articles have examined the intersections between gender, law, and various other academic fields ranging from psychology to literature.

In a 2011 nationwide survey of specialty law journals conducted by Washington & Lee University Law School, the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law ranked as one of the top three journals devoted to gender and law. All submissions receive careful and fair consideration. We look forward to your contribution.

Where to Submit

If you have access to Scholastica, that is the simplest way to submit your piece to JGL (and other journals at the same time). If you are affiliated with a law school, contact your library to see if your school has a Scholastica account.

Otherwise, please send submissions to our submissions email account: