The LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources invites the submission of legal articles and essays, commentaries on legislation or cases, and book reviews. All authors should take note of the following items on the Journal’s publication policy.

  1. Submitted articles must not have been previously published.
  2. The Board of Editors reserves the right to make such alterations in style and format as it considers necessary.
  3. Textual style and usage should conform to Bryan Garner’s The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style(3d ed. 2013).
  4. Footnotes should conform to the Louisiana Law Review Streamlined Citation Manual and The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015).
  5. Consistent with our continuing efforts to improve journal quality, we prefer articles under 25,000 words, including footnotes. We reserve the right to publish longer manuscripts under exceptional circumstances.

What JELR Looks For:

  1. Typically, article topics will vary by issue but are at least tangentially related to energy or resource consumption.
  2. JELR prioritizes papers that focus on Louisiana issues or the Southeast, as that is where most of our reader base is.
  3. Typical paper length is 15-30 pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font.
  4. Writing style is up to the author. JELR has no required structure or format.
The Editing Process:
  1. After submission, your article will be sent to JELR’s Production Editors for review and initial edit, focused on grammatical and flow issues. The Production Editors are not tasked with changing any substance or editing the author’s writing style.
  2. After initial review, the paper will go into a second and third round of edits where a majority of the JELR Board reviews it for any missed errors. The Junior Associates will begin cite checking, making sure the citations follow Bluebook Rules.
  3. After the previous stages have been completed, the paper should be ready for publication.
  4. While JELR does not require you to submit your sources with your paper, it would be extremely helpful to bookmark or download the pages you use and place them in a folder. This extra step is helpful to JELR as we begin to cite check because if a sentence needs a cite, we may ask you to track down a source you used.
  5. If you are able to set aside any books or materials not available online, that would be helpful to JELR, as the campus libraries may not have the cited materials, which can slow down the process.

The LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources encourages authors to make submissions electronically. Please, send submissions by email to in Microsoft Word format or through Scholastica using the link below.

Submit to LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources

Please send hard-copy submissions to:

LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources
Senior Articles Editor
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
1 E. Campus Dr., Room W114
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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