Submitting an Article or Proposal for Publication
Authors interested in submitting a proposal or an article for publication in the Bar Journal should complete the following form.
All proposals and articles are subject to review by members of the Board of Editors. All submissions must conform to the guidelines set forth below as well as the specific guidelines accompanying each article type should your proposal be selected for further development. The Board of Editors, at its sole discretion, may change or modify the submission and article guidelines at any time.
- The BBJ does not publish articles that have previously appeared in other print or electronic publications.
- The BBJ will not publish articles whose primary purpose is to pitch specific products or services and no articles should be used for fundraising purposes.
- The BBJ does not publish book reviews.
- The BBJ prefers to publish articles that have a Massachusetts angle.
- If an article is likely to read like a brochure for a program, project or initiative, it belongs in a publication other than the BBJ.
New Opportunity: Law Student Author Submissions
The BBA is pleased to be offering limited opportunities for law students to author or co-author pieces for publication in the BBJ.
Law student authors may write a piece independently or serve as co-author alongside a professor or practitioner. These pieces will typically cover a recent decision or other legal development but viewpoint proposals addressing issues of importance to law students and law schools will also be considered. Please note your law student status in the form when submitting an article proposal.