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Federal Sentencing Reporter (FSR) is a peer-reviewed journal published by University of California Press for the Vera Institute of Justice.
FSR welcomes unsolicited submissions via an email to either of its Managing Editors: Professor Douglas A. Berman (email@example.com) and Professor Steven L. Chanenson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Unlike most American legal journals, FSR does not rely on law students for any screening or editorial functions. Unlike some journals, it does not deploy a blind review process. Rather, FSR depends on the broad expertise of its Editorial Board and outside experts, when needed, to craft thematic Issues and to review unsolicited submissions. The members of the Editorial Board are academics and seasoned practitioners from an array of backgrounds, institutions and perspectives. The current members of the Editorial Board are:
Douglas A. Berman, Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law (USA).
Frank O. Bowman, III, Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law (USA).
Steven L. Chanenson, Professor of Law, Faculty Director, The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (USA).
Nora V. Demleitner, Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law (USA).
Jelani Jefferson Exum, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law (USA).
Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.), Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School (USA).
Mark D. Harris, Partner and Co-head of Appellate Practice Group, Proskauer Rose LLP (USA).
Paul J. Hofer, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Public and Community Defenders and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences (USA).
Michael M. O’Hear, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School (USA).
The Editorial Board engages in a peer-review process for each piece submitted to FSR. After pieces are accepted or solicited for publication, the Editorial Board provides input and/or suggests revisions as needed to draft articles during the publication process.
The FSR author agreement may be reviewed and downloaded (in PDF) by clicking here.