Student Journal Support
OSA will support with journal production, journal budgets, and subscriber management with the goal of upholding the YLS standards of quality, scholarship, and academic presentation. Once you have mapped out the schedule of journal production, please send the timeline to OSA (email@example.com) so we can better support your process and help us answer any questions regarding timing from journal subscribers.
Student Journal Funding
Each journal receives a general allocation to support source cites, editorial board transition meetings, and other journal-related activities. OSA maintains a general journal account that covers all expenditures related to the cost of printing the journals. The general account is funded through royalties and subscription fees and supplemented by an allocation from OSA. Review policies and financial processing procedures that are applicable to all student groups (including student journals).
Journals Suite in Baker Hall - Room Reservations & Use of Space
All YLS student journals have a shared space available in Baker Hall (except Yale Law Journal, which has space in SLB). Review room reservations and use of space details here.
All journal mail should be sent to the Law School's Mailroom.
To send materials to the Law School, please address mail to:
Courier: Yale Law School, NAME OF JOURNAL,127 Wall Street, Room 130, New Haven, CT 06511
U.S. Mail: Yale Law School, NAME OF JOURNAL, P.O. Box 208215, New Haven, CT 06520
Student journal e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscription inquiries should be directed to the OSA Journals e-mail address: email@example.com. All subscriber lists are kept and maintained by OSA. Please make sure all subscribers' checks are given to OSA as soon as they come in.
Yale University holds the sole ownership rights to all of the student-run journals. As a condition of these rights, Yale Law School requires that each author assign the copyright of the article solely to the journal. Maintaining the copyrights of these articles enables Yale Law School to comply with the contractual obligations of legal research companies that make the published content available to the public. Form agreements can be found in your journal shared-drive. When you accept an article from an author, the Author Agreement must be signed before proceeding further with the article or essay. Author agreements must be signed by both the author and the EIC of the journal. Journals should retain a copy of the signed agreements and send a copy to OSA. You may also upload a copy of the agreement to your YaleConnect page for record. Authors receive 25 complimentary offprints of their article. Co-authors divide the complimentary 25 copies as they see fit.
Journals may grant the right of publication for all or any part of the article for public use. Permission requests are granted for educational uses. If a request comes from a for-profit company, even if it is for an educational use, journals should charge at least $25.00USD per article. Copyright fees may be charged when the article is used. This money would be applied to the general journals account to support the operating budget.
The Bluebook is a great resource in determining the source for all citations in your journal. Each journal should have several copies of the bluebook for use. If there is a need for additional bluebooks, the library has a limited number of extra copies that can be checked out for your reference.