The Ohio State Technology Law Journal (OSTLJ) is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the publication of cutting edge research and writing at the intersection of law, policy, and technology. We publish manuscripts from a wide variety of experts, including academics, practitioners, and policymakers. OSTLJ’s areas of focus include: the internet, intellectual property, biotech, energy and cleantech, fintech, telecommunications, emerging currencies, e-commerce, electronic democracy and election security, aerospace, state and federal science and technology policy, cybercrime, and the impact of technological innovations on legal doctrine and practice. This list is non-exhaustive, and we welcome submissions of articles addressing any aspect of the relationship of law and technology, construed broadly; from all relevant disciplines, including law and business, engineering and science, the social sciences, and the humanities – so long as the manuscript addresses its topic in the context of legal or policy aspects.
OSTLJ seeks manuscripts in three categories: full-length research articles; shorter, less formal commentaries that address cutting-edge policy topics; and topical reviews and responses to recent published works. Exceptional student research might also be considered. Manuscripts should be submitted in an easily accessible format, with a preference for Microsoft Word or PDF. In the event OSTLJ accepts your manuscript for publication, you would keep the copyright and give to OSTLJ a free, perpetual, nonexclusive license to provide for the publication (or republication) of your work. We require only that OSTLJ be the first print venue for the work we accept and that OSTLJ be credited as the original venue in any subsequent publication.
Authors may submit manuscripts to OSTLJ at any time, although the highest volume of submissions tends to occur from February-March and July-August of each calendar year. If an offer is both extended and accepted, the author will a complete edit in multiple phases by our student board. OSTLJ appears on both Westlaw and Lexis, as well as the EBSCO and HeinOnline databases. Our website provides free access to all of our content, and authors have the option of publishing their preliminary manuscripts on the site as accepted works-in-progress, should they wish to do so.
Authors interested in having their work considered for future issues of OSTLJ should submit their manuscripts via Scholastica. If that is not possible, or if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Chief Articles Editor at Widerschein.firstname.lastname@example.org.