FAQ

Q. When was the Journal founded?
A. The Journal was founded in 1957 by Professor Erwin C. Surrency and was the first English-language publication in the field. After more than half a century of service, the Journal remains committed to publishing the best scholarship on all aspects of legal history.

Q. How often does the Journal appear?
A. The Journal comes out four times a year (January, April, July, and October).

Q. Who publishes the Journal?
A. The Journal is published by Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law. The current editor of the Journal is Lawrence J. Reilly, a senior member of Temple’s Charles Klein Law Library.

Q. Who prints the Journal?
A. The Journal is printed by the George H. Buchanan Company of Logan Township, New Jersey.

Q. Why should I place my manuscript with the Journal?
A. As a peer-run periodical, we are committed to providing you with a superb experience. We will edit your piece with a light touch and keep you informed throughout the entire process. Moreover, you can post your work on the web at any time (all we ask is that you credit the Journal).

Q. Can I purchase reprints of my piece?
A. Yes. Once your piece is published, you will be e-mailed a complimentary PDF of your contribution. You also can purchase paper reprints. For our reprint pricing sheet, please click here (PDF).

Q. Does the Journal appear in any electronic databases?
A. Yes. The Journal is included in EBSCO, Hein Online, JSTOR, Lexis, and Westlaw.

Q. How often has the Journal been cited by the courts?
A. To date, the Journal has been cited in approximately 125 court opinions, including some two dozen U.S. Supreme Court decisions. For a complete list, please click here (PDF).

Q. Where can I view a sample issue of the Journal?
A. To view a free sample issue of the Journal, please click here (PDF).