Submission Guidelines & Policies
General Submission Rules
Any legal practitioner may submit a manuscript for publication in the Refugee Law & Migration Studies Brief provided the submitting individual owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner/s to submit the work.
Initial submissions should be sent to email@example.com pursuant to an open call for papers. Interested practitioners may follow our LinkedIn page to stay apprised of calls for papers. Submissions should be in Word (.docx) format. Only complete submissions will be accepted. Complete submissions include a copy of the author/s’ resume and a manuscript of 3,000-5,000 words for publication consideration. To the extent possible, manuscripts should have accurate and updated legal citations.
Attribution and Usage Requirements
Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Digital Commons @ American University Washington College of Law, requires credit to Digital Commons @ American University Washington College of Law as copyright holder (e.g., Digital Commons @ American University Washington College of Law © 2022).
Personal Use Exceptions
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Digital Commons @ American University Washington College of Law provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:
- Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
- Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
- Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
- Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.