We are no longer accepting submissions for Vol. 38 Issue 1.

Print Articles

The Yale Journal on Regulation publishes twice each year, once in the winter (Issue 1) and once in the summer (Issue 2). The Journal accepts articles from professors and practitioners in a variety of disciplines including law, business, economics, and public policy. The Journal also accepts articles from graduate students in other disciplines whose work is relevant to the field of regulation. We encourage submissions by professors, practitioners, and graduate students in fields other than the law.

Submission Review Procedures

Our submissions editors review submissions during designated submission periods each year. The Journal reviews submissions during the summer and after each issue fills; however, they may not be reviewed within the typical twenty-one days of receipt.

The Journal seeks to review submissions within twenty-one days of receipt. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, it is not possible to give feedback on articles that are not accepted for publication; nonetheless, the Journal does seek to notify every author when a final decision has been reached on the publication of his or her piece if the piece was submitted through the Scholastica client.

The Journal does accept submissions during the summer, but please note that the review process may take somewhat longer during this time as students are away from campus.

The Journal conducts preemption checks on all articles before our submissions committee advances articles to the second step of the review process. Following several stages of review, the entire Journal Board must approve each article for publication.

Submission Methods

The Journal accepts both electronic and paper submissions of articles, however the preferred method of delivery is the Scholastica submission system. Authors may also submit article or essay electronically by email, or if the circumstances require, by courier mail.

ScholasticaThe Journal is able to review submissions made through the Scholastica system more quickly than any other submission method. Given the fast-paced nature of submissions cycles, it is suggested that submissions to the Journal are made though the client.
E-mailIf you would prefer to email your article to the Journal, you may submit a copy in MS Word format to the Journal’s Submissions Director, Andrew Brod ( Along with your Article, please include C.V. and any expedite information.
PostIf electronic submission is not possible, articles may be mailed in triplicate to the addresses below. Please include a C.V. along with any hard copy submissions.
For delivery via U.S. Mail, please send manuscripts to:
Submissions Director
Yale Journal on Regulation
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215For overnight or courier deliveries, please send manuscripts to:
Submissions Director
Yale Journal on Regulation
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Expedites and Withdrawals


If you have received a formal offer of publication from another journal and would like to receive an expedited review by the Yale Journal on Regulation, please notify us via the Scholastica service. If you submitted via other means, contact the submissions director via email. When requesting an expedited review, please put “Expedite” as the subject of your email and include in the text:

  1. The author name and title of your manuscript
  2. The name of the journal that has extended the offer to you
  3. The date that the offer expires
  4. The phone number or email address of a contact person at that journal

The Journal will attempt to honor all requests for expedited review for which the above information is provided.


If you wish to withdraw an emailed or mailed piece from consideration, please contact the submissions director via email. Please put “Withdraw” as the subject of your email and include in the text the author name and title of your manuscript.

JREG Bulletin

The Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin is a year-round online publication meant to supplement the semi-annual Yale Journal on Regulation. We accept essays from professors, students, and practitioners whose work is relevant to the field of regulation to be published online. We consider submissions of up to 10,000 words but prefer those ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 words. Because of the interdisciplinary focus of our Journal, we especially encourage submissions from people who work or study in fields other than the law.

We currently only accept electronic submissions of essays. Professors, practitioners, and students at schools other than Yale may submit their essay electronically by emailing a copy in Word format to Executive Managing Editor, Alex Burt ( Yale students should email their submission to Ezra Husney (

Student Work

The Journal publishes one Note and one Comment in each of its two Issues. The Journal accepts submissions from Yale Law students in June for the Winter Issue and September-October for the Summer Issue. Announcements are made on student list-serves as the exact dates approach for each Issue. The next Note and Comment drop date is Friday, May 31 at (5:00 PM EDT). Student work is anonymously reviewed by a submissions committee and select works are put to a vote of the entire Board. The requirements are as follows:

1. AuthorshipThe Note or Comment must be authored by one or more current Yale Law students. Graduating third-year students are eligible to submit Notes and Comments during the June drop date in the year that they graduate. Students form other law schools interested in submitting written work are strongly encouraged to submit their work as an Online Essay.
2. Word LimitsNotes must not exceed 17,500 words, including footnotes. Comments must not exceed 5,000 words, including footnotes.
3. Preemption CheckAlong with your submission, please submit a preemption memo of no more than two double-spaced pages.“The preemption process entails a meticulous survey of the pertinent legal or specialized literature to determine whether your note topic and your treatment of your note topic have already been published by someone else. Periodicals are publications that appear at intervals. Academic journals and law journals are examples of periodicals.”Read the entire Preemption Checking Tutorial on the Lillian Goldman Law Library website.

Yale students should email their submission in MS Word format, along with the preemption check memo as a separate file, to Ezra Husney (, Managing Editor.