Manuscript Policy and Guidelines for Feature Articles

Manuscript Policy and Guidelines for Feature Articles

  1. Authors should contact Journal Editor Alainna R. Mire before writing the article to determine if the topic meets the needs of the publication and to discuss focus and scope of the topic. She may be reached at (318)449-5046 or emailed at Preference is given to members of the Louisiana State Bar Association and, particularly, to members who have not had an opportunity to publish articles in the Journal.

  2. Length of articles should not exceed 1,800 to 2,400 words, approximately eight pages, on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Manuscripts must be completely typewritten.

  3. All citations should follow the style in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, with the exception of the following:


    Revised Statutes: 

     La. R.S. 13:2701

    La. Code of Civil Procedure: 

     La. C.C.P. art. 3127

     La. Civil Code: 

     La. Civ.C. art. 21

     La. Appellate post-1993: 

     93-2345 (La. App. 1 Cir. 7/15/94), 689 So.2d 123

     La. Supreme Court post-1993: 

     93-2345 (La. 7/15/94), 689 So.2d 123

     La. Code of Evidence: 

     La. C.E. art. 101

     La. Code of Criminal Procedure: 

     La. C.Cr.P. art. 1415

    Please be certain to include subsequent history, including writ or cert denials.

  4. The article may be emailed (preferred) or submitted on a CD using Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. The article should be typed clean, without being stylized. Also, we will need a short biography and a recent photograph for each author. At the conclusion of the article, list three to five key words or short phrases that will assist in preparation of a subject index. 

  5. No compensation is made for articles published in the Louisiana Bar Journal. 

  6. Articles accepted for publication become the property of the Louisiana Bar Journal. Authors must sign a Copyright Assignment and Indemnity Form prior to publication. 

  7. No articles will be considered that have been submitted simultaneously to another publication or that have been published in another publications. 

  8. Submission of an article does not guarantee consideration for any particular issue. Often articles are selected issues ahead. An article, therefore, may be considered for possible publication in a future issue(s). All manuscripts are carefully reviewed and considered by the editor and/or the board of editors. 

  9. Original articles may be emailed (preferred) or hard copies and CDs may be mailed to the editor:

        Alainna R. Mire, Alexandria City Attorney's Office, 915 3rd St., Alexandria, LA 71301;

10. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned unless specifically requested.

Darlene Labranche
Publications Coordinator
Louisiana Bar Journal
601 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, La. 70130
(800)421-LSBA, ext. 112

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