GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
—Material submitted should be original and previously unpublished—
Submit manuscripts for consideration via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or send 3 copies by regular mail to:
Managing Editor, Publications
Natural Resources Journal
UNM School of Law
1117 Stanford N.E.
MSC11 6070, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
File, Art, or Ms Prep queries, contact: Elaine McArdle, 505 277-4910; email@example.com
Manuscript (Ms) File Format: Word 2003/PC or Word 2004/Mac are our preferred formats. If you are working in any other version of Word, please do a Save As to the preferred version and send us that version. If you are working in Word Perfect, you will need to do a Save As for your file to “.rtf” (Rich Text Format). Please also tell us which software (Word 2003, 2004, 2007, or 2008) you used to prepare your file and specify whether Mac or PC ; if prepared in Word Perfect or anything else, or a combination, please provide details.
Abstract + Author bio: We will need an abstract and author bio (along with your ready-to-edit manuscript file). The abstract, usually 150 to 200 words , should be inserted in your article file, below the title and byline, at the start of your manuscript. An author bio should be supplied in the first footnote location, and linked using an asterisk instead of a numeral; footnote number 1 will follow.
Ms. Structure, Style, & Format: We ask that authors comply as closely as possible with the following guidelines. The entire document should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins to all sides, and set in our standard font, 12pt Times New Roman.Block quotes should be double-indented; automatic page numbers should be inserted. Extensive mathematical formulae, as much as possible, should be placed in the footnotes rather than in the text. Tables may be submitted in place in your file, but please see “Artwork” below for further info about these and any other non-text material or images.
Text: Journal articles follow a standard legal “outline”-style structure; primary sections are called “Parts” and are numbered consecutively with Roman numerals. For text content, Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.) and Redbook rules apply in instances not covered by The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed.).
Footnotes: All footnotes be properly linked to text using Word’s footnote preparation function. To ensure automatic updating (as footnotes are often moved/added/deleted in the editing process), we ask that all cross-references (supra and infra ) within the notes be linked as well. For style and format, Journal articles are rigorously prepared to comply with Bluebook rules ( a few examples are supplied below), although non-traditional notes may default to the Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (2nd ed.).
Artwork, including Tables:
Permissions & credit: Tables and any other non-text material or images MUST be accompanied with complete source information and permissions credit. If the info is supplied in a footnote, please confirm that to us separately.
Format (figures, tables, diagrams, or photos): All art must be referred to in the text, and footnoted if appropriate; if its location adjacent to specific text is critical, please provide that info. NOTE! Pick-ups from a Website are generally NOT good enough quality for print; neither are most multi-color/patterned charts created in Word. Familiarity with your art files early in the publication process is key to quality reproduction. All art must be supplied in reproducible, camera-ready format, ideally as individual files (depending on content and complexity, Word, JPEG, or PDF formats at 150–300 DPI resolution). Consider our print page size (4 ½" x 7"), with all headings and notes within those dimensions, if you are submitting tables.
Examples of more common types of footnotes, styled per Bluebook:
BOOK: DEBORAH L. RHODE, JUSTICE AND GENDER 56 (1989).
ARTICLE: Felix Frankfurter, Some Reflections on the Reading of Statutes, 47 COLUM. L. REV. 527 (1947).
CASE: City of Burbank v. Lockheed Air Terminal, 411 U.S. 624, 626 (1973).
STATUTE: National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 § 101(a), 42 U.S.C. § 4331 (1970).
REPORT: HOUSE COMM. ON UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES, GUIDE TO SUBVERSIVE
ORGANIZATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS: H.R. Doc. No. 82-137, at 12 (1951).