Submissions

The Journal welcomes articles, notes, and comments for publication. NC JOLT publishes two print issues (October and December) in the fall and two print issues (March and May) in the spring. Professors and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers on contemporary issues in the fields of law, science, and technology. The Journal also welcomes suggestions for future topics of research.

Submissions may be made via e-mail. Please indicate if the item has been previously published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Why Publish with NC JOLT?

NC JOLT consistently ranks as the fourth best technology and law journal in the country. Additionally, NC JOLT is second only to our Law Review at UNC Law. Publishing with JOLT has many distinct benefits. For example, NC JOLT is one of the first journals to publish each academic year. We also assign each author an editor to work with you throughout the editing process. Third, we offer easy access to your published piece for later distribution through our website’s advanced posting capabilities. Other opportunities may include themed issues, lead article status, or speaking opportunities when available. Finally, by being published with NC JOLT, you will have the opportunity to influence the discourse in law and technology for years to come.

Evaluation Process

A panel of editors will carefully review each submission and contact authors when publication decisions are made.  Evaluation generally takes less than two weeks from the time the submission is received.  If the author wishes to have an expedited review of the article, please contact NC JOLT via email.  When an article is selected for publication, it will undergo a rigorous editing period prior to publication and acceptance of an article is conditioned on the author’s cooperation during the editorial process. In addition, NC JOLT will request the author sign a Publication Agreement.

Format

Papers must not exceed 45 double spaced pages including footnotes and endnotes, which should also be double-spaced. An abstract is required. All submissions must conform to The Chicago Manual of Style (14th Ed.) and The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st Ed.).

Email Submissions

A document may be sent as an email attachment complete with the article, abstract, contact information, and a resume or CV to submissions.ncjolt@gmail.com.  However, NC JOLT strongly prefers for articles to be submitted via Scholastica or ExpressO.  The preferred format is Microsoft Word.  If you have any concerns regarding our ability to convert your article, please contact us.

For further information contact a JOLT editor by e-mailing submissions.ncjolt@gmail.com.