ExpressO Submission Service Will Shut Down on June 30
In 2008, when I submitted my first article to law reviews, ExpressO by BEPress was the leading service. At the time, some journals still accepted paper submissions, but the preferred method was electronic through ExpressO. The process was straightforward. Professors with academic accounts could submit to an unlimited number of journals for a flat fee. This model led to a torrent of submissions. Journals would get blanketed with far too many articles. After all, there was no incentive to budget with a free-for-all plan.
Over the past decade, the landscape has shifted. I first became aware of Scholastica, an alternate submission platform in 2013. At the time, the nascent system allowed law reviews to ask authors about race and other demographic information. The California Law Review and NYU Law Review made that field mandatory. (I wrote about the issue here, here, here, here, and here). I soon became much more familia
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