Article Submission

The NRJ welcomes articles on natural and environmental resources and the law, especially as it relates to policy and interdisciplinary efforts. NRJ does not charge a fee for submitting or processing articles. The NRJ does not publish press releases.

The material submitted to the NRJ must be original work and previously unpublished, in whole or in part. Author should obtain permission for use of any copyrighted materials or trademarks, and provide this consent to NRJ. Please note that purely scientific articles will not be published. All submitted articles should have citations in Bluebook format.

The NRJ prides itself on its open access policies; all articles are available upon completion with no embargo period. If you, the author, are subject to any mandates from your institution, funder, or government regarding access that is not described on this web site, please consult with NRJ prior to signing any agreements.

Furthermore, articles must conform to the guidelines established for Manuscript Preparation for Accepted Authors. Please review these guidelines prior to submitting an article.

Article Review Period

The NRJ is published on a calendar-year (January-December), and contains two issues in each volume. Although articles are reviewed year-round, submissions from January through July have a better chance for publication.

Submit articles for consideration to:

The NRJ accepts articles via Scholastica or email to

Expedited Review

The NRJ will honor reasonable requests for an expedited review. However, if we are unable to give an expedited review by the date requested, you will be notified that the article has been withdrawn from our consideration. We request that authors use the expedited review privilege sparingly.

Article Withdrawal

Please notify our office as soon as possible if your article is accepted by another journal so that we may withdraw it from consideration.

Publication Offer

When your article is selected for publication, we will contact you by email. You will receive our acceptance package that includes an offer letter, our standard Publication Agreement, and Manuscript Preparation for Accepted Authors. Return these materials promptly so we may begin the editing of the article.

Post-Publication Access

Published authors will receive a final version in PDF format. NRJ encourages authors to self-archive and to post their article on SSRN and their institution’s digital repository. Please always attribute first publication to Natural Resources Journal. 

Natural Resources Journal is registered with SHERPA/RoMEO.

Published articles will be part of a collection of indexing services. 

Article Reprint/Offprint Orders

Published authors may order reprints/offprints of their article direct from Sheridan Press at 800-352-2210.