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Submissions to our Publications
Published Trial articles must conform to article submission guidelines. Submissions should be sent to the editorial offices for consideration, or email email@example.com.
All submissions are acknowledged on receipt. They are reviewed by the editors and then submitted for peer review by attorneys or experts in the relevant field. The review process usually takes three to four weeks. If an article is accepted, it is typically published two to three months later.
Each month, Trial focuses on a specific theme, like products liability, medical negligence, or employment law. The themes and submission dates are listed in our current editorial calendar.
Trial does not accept unsolicited book reviews. Book publishers may send press releases and review copies of new books to Trial’s editorial offices (link to Editorial Offices section above). Please send only books that have been in print less than six months and first editions. Trial does not review books by vanity presses or self-publishers.
Verdicts & Settlements
Verdicts and settlements can be submitted and evaluated for possible inclusion in Products Liability Law Reporter or Professional Negligence Law Reporter, or Trial’s Verdicts & Settlements section. By submitting your case to AAJ, you are certifying that the information provided is not subject to a secrecy order or a confidentiality agreement. Submit your case by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2020 Trial Themes
Drugs & Devices
Submissions due: 8/9/19
Submissions due: 9/4/19
The Business of Law
Submissions due: 10/8/19
Submissions due: 10/29/19
Submissions due: 12/9/19
Submissions due: 1/7/20
Submissions due: 2/6/20
Juror Bias/Psychology in the Law
Submissions due: 3/6/20
Seeking Justice/Civil Rights
Submissions due: 4/6/20
Submissions due: 5/7/20
Submissions due: 6/5/20
A Litigator's Toolbox
Submissions due: 7/6/20
2021 Trial Themes
Professional Negligence/Medical Negligence
Submissions due: 8/9/20
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