Author Guidelines

PEGA-SIS Blog requests that authors abide by the following submission guidelines:

  • General:
    • All articles submitted to the blog should be works of original scholarship and should reflect the latest and most complete version of the author’s work.
    • You do not have to be a member of PEGA-SIS to publish in the blog.
    • Authors will be notified of all publication decisions via email. As a matter of policy, PEGA-SIS Blog does not discuss the reasons for its publication decisions.
  • Structure:
    • Articles should be in a blog post format and be approximately 300-1500 words.  Shorter or longer works will also be entertained on an individual basis.
    • Articles should be submitted with minimal endnotes; instead please hyperlink sources.
    • All submissions should conform to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style and should be divided into parts and sub-parts where appropriate.
    • All in-text citations should conform to the most recent edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
  • Topics:
    • Articles should be of interest to the community of legal information professionals. Articles may discuss (but are not limited to) case studies, legal bibliography, information technology applications, information policy, user behavior, information descriptions and/or any other legal information science topic. Articles and topics related to professional growth and development in the legal information field (including, management insight, resume and interviewing tips, and career advancement ideas) are of particular value.
  •  Format:
    • Authors may submit articles as revisable attachments to email. RTF, Microsoft Word, or other generally recognizable word-processing formats are acceptable. Articles should be submitted directly to the Editor.
  • Images:
    • If you are submitting images with your article they should be in separate jpeg files and should be suitable for high-resolution reproduction. Please do not incorporate images into word-processing files. More detailed guidelines are available from the Editor upon request.
  • Contact Information:
    • All submissions should contain the title of the article in addition to the Author’s name, position, address, email, and phone number.

Suggestions for articles, columns, and special topic issues are encouraged and welcomed. Please send all ideas, drafts, and suggestions to our Editor in Chief, Taryn L. Rucinski taryn_rucinski@ca2.uscourts.gov.

Thank you for your interest in PEGA-SIS Blog.

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