Submissions

The Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service welcomes submissions on a rolling basis from attorneys, professors, students, activists, and community members that are interested in using the law as a vehicle for social change. Authors may submit pieces using the form at the bottom of this page or by email to socialchange@ualr.edu. The Journal requests electronic submissions, with a preference for Word documents.

Citation Style

Submissions should use footnote (rather than endnote) citations, and should that conform  The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition). Please direct all submissions questions to socialchange@ualr.edu

Accepted Submission Types

  • Scholarly Articles: A scholarly article makes an original contribution to the subject area discussed. It typically contains original research, a review of existing research, or a response to existing research. These articles must be 5,000 to 25,000 words with extensive citations.
  • Articles in Brief: Articles in brief present original contributions to the subject areas discussed like scholarly articles. However, articles in brief should be 1,000 to 5,000 words. An article in brief may be a synopsis of a companion scholarly article or a free-standing piece.
  • Reports, Studies, and Policy Briefs: These pieces compile original research, information, meta-analyses, or research reviews that are relevant to social change and public service. There is no minimum word count for these pieces but the Journal asks that they do not exceed 25,000 words.

 

Journal Submissions

You may submit pieces for review here or via email at socialchange@ualr.edu.