Claudius Scholar


Claudius Scholar is a legal academic publishing platform designed with active input from law professors, legal practitioners, judges, and law student members of law reviews.
It simplifies authors’ and editors’ lives while ensuring that, as in other fields, good scholarship finds the appropriate forum for its dissemination, and good forums find the appropriate scholarship for their pages.

For Editors

Quick Responses:
With offer windows standardized to 14 days, receive a response to your offer in a timely manner.
Verified expedite requests:
No need to check if an author is pretending to have an offer they don’t have.
Money back:
10% of Claudius Scholar’s profits go back to its student-run journal subscribers.
No expedite abuse:
Your time won’t be wasted on empty reviews. If an author receives at least one offer for an article, they cannot withdraw entirely. They must accept an offer before the end of the submissions cycle.
Cut down on submissions:
Restrict submissions to only those areas of scholarship you are actively seeking.
Help for your assistant editors:
Triage articles according to various metrics, including whether the article has received offers from a specific tier of journal.
No more confusion:
Open/close, accept/reject, filter/screen--everything is simpler and more intuitive with Claudius Scholar.

For Authors

Standardized windows:
Offer windows are standardized to 14 days for all journals.
Low cost:
$5/submission. If you’re a student or qualify as low-income, only $2.
No more zombie journals:
Clear communication from journals regarding when they are open/closed and what areas within legal scholarship they are actively seeking.
No endless waits:
If a journal is open, it must review all manuscripts submitted to it within two months of the submission date.
Guaranteed feedback:
If a journal accepts an article for review, it must read the article and provide Claudius Scholar’s tailored scale-based feedback with the accept/reject decision.