Food and Drug Law Journal Author Guidelines and Submission Calendar

Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be directed to Judy Rein, Editor in Chief. Authors should obtain permission to submit their manuscript for publication consideration from their employer if required.

Submission Calendar

Volume 72:3 | Deadline April 3 | Published summer 2017
Volume 72:4 | Deadline July 10 | Published winter 2017
Volume 73:1 | Deadline August 28 | Published February 2018
Volume 73:2 | Symposium issue
Volume 73:3 | Deadline April 2, 2018 | Published summer 2018

Form

The author must prepare a short abstract, approximately 50 to 100 words, on the article. Editorial policy requires all Journal articles to use standard legal citation form as set forth in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed., The Harvard Law Review Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts).

Peer Review and Editing

Generally, all articles submitted for publication consideration are peer reviewed by members of the Journal’s Editorial Advisory Board. FDLI reserves the right to edit manuscripts accepted for publication.  Georgetown University Law Center’s Student Editorial Board will work with authors to provide copy editing and cite and source checking.

Publication Policy

Articles and any other material published in the Journal represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be construed to reflect the opinions of the Editor-in-Chief, FDLI, or the Editorial Advisory Board Members. All submitted articles are expected to reflect the highest professional standards. Except under unusual circumstances, it is the Journal’s policy to publish only original work that has not appeared elsewhere. Manuscripts are accepted for review by the Editor-in-Chief with the understanding that the same work has not been and will not be published elsewhere; that all persons listed as authors have given their approval for the submission of the paper; and that any person cited as a source of personal communication has approved such citation.

Copyright

Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, the copyright to the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to FDLI.

FDLI will not refuse any reasonable request by the author for permission to reproduce any of his or her contributions to the Journal. Upon publication, authors will receive a PDF version of their article suitable for posting to a website or sharing with colleagues.

Statement of Interest

Authors who have received remuneration for writing the article, or who are or have been involved as a principal or in a representative capacity with the subject matter of the article must so designate this in the affiliation footnote along with his/her current position. Full disclosure is necessary to provide reviewers and readers with useful information to assess the publication. If the paper was written to fulfill degree or school credit requirements while the author was a student, a statement to that effect must be included.

Editorial Advisory Board

The Editorial Advisory Board meets periodically in Washington, DC to discuss important current subjects within the fields of food, drug, cosmetic, medical devices, and biologics law. The Board’s function is to provide policy direction for the editorial activities of the Journal. The specific editorial statements and analyses of the Journal’s contents are not attributable to the Editorial Advisory Board, FDLI, or to any individual member or members.