Submissions for Volume 42, Issue 1 are now closed. Submissions will reopen for Issue 2 on August 1, 2024. Shorter pieces can be submitted to our online publications, JREG Bulletin and Notice & Comment, year round.

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.

We welcome submissions of 15,000 words or more. Shorter submissions may be made to our online publication, the Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin.

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.

Data Policy

Many pieces submitted to Yale JREG contain empirical and statistical analysis. Consistent with emerging norms to enhance reproducibility in social science journals, JREG requires that any author submitting an empirical piece also submit their code and datasets employed in the paper for review. If your piece is accepted for publication, JREG will also publish all associated code and datasets.

If a dataset used is publicly available for download elsewhere, such as the U.S. Census or the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) portal, the publication requirement for that dataset will be waived, but authors will still be required to post their code and any hand-coded datasets. In rare, highly specialized cases such as the use of proprietary data, authors should contact JREG.

JREG is a signatory to the Joint Law Review Statement on Data and Code Transparency, which affirms these commitments.

Submission Methods

Please ensure your submitted manuscript is completely anonymized.

The Journal accepts electronic submissions of articles. Our preferred method of delivery is the Scholastica submission system. Authors may also submit articles or essays electronically by email. 

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The 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 through 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, Tom Hanes ( Along with your article, please include your C.V. and any expedite information.

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

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 strongly prefer submissions ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 words, but will consider submissions of up to 15,000 words. Because of the interdisciplinary focus of our Journal, we especially encourage submissions from academics or practitioners 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 should submit their essay electronically via the Scholastica portal.

In the event that you are unable to submit your essay via Scholastica, you may email your submission directly to Executive Bulletin Editor Newby Parton ( Yale students should anonymize and email their submission to Managing Editors Riler Holcombe ( and Katherine Hung (

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 listservs as the exact dates approach for each Issue. The next Note and Comment drop date is Saturday, June 1 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 Managing Editors Riler Holcombe ( and Katherine Hung (