Call For Papers and Guidelines for Submission

The University of Hawai`i Public Health Law & Policy Journal is a web-based legal journal dedicated to Public Health issues affecting the world. The Journal strives to disseminate legal research by law professors, legal and medical practitioners, social scientists, and students;  and to increase awareness of legal issues impacting the health and healthcare of Hawai`i residents. To be an effective resource to practitioners and scholars of Health Law and Health Policy, the Journal seeks articles, commentaries, translations, and book reviews.

Scope:  Articles and commentaries should address new legal developments affecting Health Law and Health Policy generally.  The Journal also welcomes relevant articles or commentaries that evoke discussion. Translations should be of significant cases or recently enacted law or promulgated rules or regulations from the nations outside the United States. Book reviews on recent relevant publications are also welcome.

Format:  All submissions must be sent as computer files.  These files can either be mailed on disk (preferably CD-ROM) or sent as attachments via e-mail to the address below, but they must be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) format.  Documents must be double-spaced, in 12-point Courier (or equivalent) font, and they must be written in English.  Margins should be 1 inch (2.5 cm) all around, and paragraphs should be indented 0.5 inch (1.25 cm). All documents longer than 20 printed double-spaced pages should include a Table of Contents. Please use footnotes, rather than endnotes. And, to the extent practicable, PHLPJ requests that submissions conform to American legal citation standards following the most recent Bluebook format.

Deadline:  Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Inclusion into the PHLPJ will be determined by the Publishability Committee, which will consider, amongst other things, the timeliness of the subject matter.

Contact Information:  Please address all submissions and other correspondences to:

Public Health Law & Policy Journal
William S. Richardson School of Law
University of Hawai`i
2515 Dole Street, Room 257
Honolulu, HI 96822

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