Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal

Copyright & Policies


Scope of Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal

The EBDJ primarily publishes manuscripts that focus on topics of interest to bankruptcy practitioners and scholars.

Most submissions we receive are in article format. However, in the past we have published submissions in a number of other formats, including summaries of recent developments in the law, opinion essays and responses, symposium pieces, surveys, and book reviews.

The Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal only accepts previously unpublished manuscripts (SSRN, circulations of working papers, and similar distributions are considered unpublished for these purposes). The Journal accepts submissions from authors of all backgrounds. Manuscripts prepared by Emory University School of Law students are not accepted through the general submissions process.

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The Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts for consideration for publication.

The Journal accepts submissions year round. Manuscripts submitted for consideration should be no more than 50,000 words. The Editorial Board will review submissions soon after receipt. If accepted, the Journal will contact authors to extend a publication offer. The Journal’s Editorial Board, through the Executive Articles Editor, will work with the author to make any necessary changes prior to publication. Offers are contingent upon a successful completion of the editorial process and acceptance of the applicable licensing agreements.

Authors published by the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal retain ownership of their works. For more information on the Journal’s copyright policy, please contact the Executive Articles Editor.

The Journal attempts to review manuscripts as quickly as possible. At times, due to increased volume and academic schedules, the review process may be slower than at other times. If you have submitted an article and would like to request an expedited review, please inform the Executive Articles Editor.

The Journal adheres to The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2021). Submitted articles need not be received in this format; by the time of publication, articles selected for publication will be edited to conform to this standard.

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How to Submit

Submissions may be made electronically through Scholastica or by email.

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Unless otherwise indicated, each article, essay, comment, or other work published in an Emory Law journal is copyright by its author(s). Also unless otherwise indicated, the authors and the journal grant permission to reproduce and distribute for nonprofit educational uses material published in the journal, provided that: (1) in the case of copies distributed in class, students are charged no more than the cost of duplication; (2) the copied work is identified in accordance with the rules set forth in the current edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation; and (3) proper notice of copyright is affixed to each copy. For permission to reproduce and distribute any work published in an Emory Law journal for other purposes, contact the work's author(s). All such reproduction must identify the author(s), the journal, the volume, the number of the first page, and the year of the work's publication in the journal.

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Subscription Rates for 2022-2023

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All prices include postage. Only USD accepted in check form. Make check payable to Emory University and mail to the following address, attention Rhonda Heermans.

Attn: Rhonda Heermans
Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Credit card payments are also accepted. Please contact the Journal Office at lawpublications@emory.edu for processing. Agent discount is 10%.

Prepayment is required. New subscription payments made after the first issue of a volume ships will be applied to the next volume. Subscriptions begin only at the first issue of a volume.

Subscriptions may be cancelled at any time. Refunds are not available. Claims must be submitted to the journal within twelve months of an issue’s publication.

Back issues are available from William S. Hein & Co., 1285 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209 USA; +1 800.828.7571; mail@wshein.com; www.wshein.com.

Online issues are available free of charge through the Emory Law Scholarly Commons repository.

Please send orders, claim requests, and general inquiries to the Managing Editor at lawpublications@emory.edu or using the payment address above.

Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal

  • https://scholarlycommons.law.emory.edu/ebdj/
  • ISSN: 0094-4076
  • Publishes two issues annually on an academic calendar. Volume 39 will be published Sept. 2022 – Aug. 2023. Current and select archive issues available online at no cost.

Domestic $32.00 Foreign $37.00
Agent $28.80 Agent $33.30
Single Issue $22.00 Single Issue $30.00

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Contact Us

Z Arima
Editor-in-Chief, Volume 40 (2023-24)

Audrey Smith-Roetto
Executive Articles Editor

Subscriptions and Reprint Permissions
Managing Editor

26th Annual EBDJ Banquet
Lillie Drenth
Executive Marketing Editor

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