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. Once your piece is published, you will be e-mailed a PDF of your contribution (you can also purchase hard-copy reprints — please contact us for details). Moreover, you can post your work on the web at any time (all we ask is that you credit the Journal).
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).