Instructions for Submitting an Article

Thank you for your interest in submitting an Article for the Duke Law and Technology Review (DLTR). In order to tailor your submission to DLTR’s unique format, the editorial board has provided the instructions below. If you have any further questions, please contact the Chief Executive Editor at

Writing an Article

  1. Topic: DLTR will consider the publication of any article relating to the intersection of technology and the law. The editorial board encourages submissions that provide a unique perspective on the most current issues in the field, or which can add to our readers’ understanding of a historical or ongoing issue.
  2. Format: A DLTR article contains the following general sections: abstract, introduction, background, argument, and conclusion. We suggest that prospective authors refer to published articles as templates. An ideal article is catchy and grabs the reader’s attention in the opening paragraph. DLTR will not, however, ignore or downplay the importance of taking the time to painstakingly edit and to properly cite according to the Bluebook (19th ed.).
  3. Style: DLTR is intended to reach a wide audience, drawing interest not only from legal scholars but also from legal practitioners, technology professionals, and the public at large. Consequently, the editorial board seeks submissions which are not only the product of sound scholarship but which cater to the interests and background of our audience. A good article will address a timely issue, and persuasively and rationally present the merits of its argument. The editorial board strongly encourages the rhetorical use of vivid metaphor, the sympathetic presentation of parties to a dispute, and a sound discussion of the implications of the issue.
  4. Length: There is no word or page limit for articles, but the majority of accepted submissions fall within the range of 10-30 pages including footnotes.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we regret that we cannot respond individually to each applicant.

Thank you again for your interest. We look forward to receiving your submission.