The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law underwrites support for students who wish to use ExpressO to submit a paper for publication.
Students interested in using ExpressO should:
In legal publishing circles it is common, indeed accepted, procedure, to submit an article to multiple journals simultaneously. Although ExpressO does not impose any limits on the number of journals an author may select for submission, we recommend that you limit your initial submission to 10 journals. It is always possible to update a submission and select more titles, if a publication offer is not received.
When you receive an offer of publication, we recommend that you review the publication agreement carefully and make sure that you retain rights to your work. The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) drafted a Model Author Agreement. That agreement and other information about copyright and author's rights may be found at http://commons.umlaw.net/index.php?title=Model_copyright_agreements.
You may also wish to review the information on copyright and license agreements at Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/) and familiarize yourself with the various options with regard to copyright.
If you have any questions about using ExpressO, please contact Sue McCarty.