About IMPOWR Imprints
IMPOWR Imprints Virtual Journal Submission Guidelines
The IMPOWR Imprints Virtual Journal accepts original submissions from authors on an ongoing basis. We publish articles that address legal issues concerning gender equality and women's rights.
Submissions and Queries
Please send your journal articles in MS Word format via email through our “Contact” form. Please include your full contact information with your submission, including your mailing address, which is necessary for use on the publication agreement.
Please include a short biographical note. Include your position, firm/organization and location. If you would like your email address to be shown online, please note this.
Use a writing style that is brisk and straightforward. IMPOWR Imprints is a virtual journal and thus less formal than a law review or other scholarly journal. Authors should comply with the following:
- Use active not passive voice
- Use gender-neutral language
- Title your article to clarify its focus and to draw readers in
- Include an interesting opening and closing
- Do not use generic subheadings like “Introduction” and “Conclusion”
- Do not use number subheadings as if part of an outline
- Avoid using a foreign phrase, scientific word or jargon if a common word or phrase is more appropriate
- Avoid long quotations
- Limit the use of footnotes or endnotes
- Use standard footnote form for legal articles.
Upon receipt, an article is sent to the Editorial Board for review.
Once an article is accepted for publication, an Editorial Board member reviews the legal and substantive content then returns it to the author for review and revisions. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make deletions to conform to space limitations.
The American Bar Association retains the copyright to all material published in IMPOWR Imprints. Authors are asked to sign a copyright agreement that grants the ABA the exclusive right of first publication, the nonexclusive right to reprint, and the right to use the work in other ABA media, including electronic, print and others. Authors, however, do retain copyright to the text of their articles.
Article Word Count
Articles longer than 4,000 words will not be accepted.