The law library promotes readership for faculty scholarship through assistance with online submissions, posting in online repositories, and facilitating rights management issues and permissions requests. For assistance with any of the services listed below contact the Reference Desk.
Managing Online Submissions
Have your manuscript delivered to your choice of 750+ law school reviews, including all of the top 100, by uploading the electronic file to the ExpressO site. Texas A&M University School of Law maintains an ExpressO institutional account. All submissions made by full-time faculty members employed by Texas A&M University School of Law will be paid by the law school.
Instructions for Uploading to ExpressO
Go to http://law.bepress.com/expresso
and click "My Account".
If you already have an account:
- Log in using your law.txwes.edu email address, the password you created, and click "Login"
- If you do not remember your password, click on the "Forget your password?" link to reset it
If you don’t have an account:
- Select "Create New Account"
- When it asks for your email address you must use your law.txwes.edu address
- When it asks for a password, this is not a password supplied by ExpressO but rather one you make up for your own use
- Click the green “Sign In” button
- Within seconds you will receive an email message asking you to confirm your registration. Follow the instructions in that message and then you will be fully registered and able to submit.
When you are ready to submit your work, click "Start your Submission" from the ExpressO home page. There is a step-by-step guide with detailed instructions at:http://law.bepress.com/expresso/how_to_get_started.html
Washington & Lee Submissions and Ranking Database
By clicking "Submit Articles via LexOpus" the page will generate a list of e-mail addresses enabling an author to simultaneously e-mail an article to multiple journals. Authors may upload works, make them publicly viewable or not, submit to chosen journals and/or make works open to offers by law journals. Journals can be sorted by subject, country, or rank.
SSRN and the Faculty Scholarship Repository
The law library promotes readership for scholarly works by posting them on Texas A&M’s Faculty Scholarship Repository
and by assisting with their submission to SSRN
. This includes assistance with the online submission process as well as securing permission to digitize copyrighted material by contacting publishers to request permission to self-archive. These repositories can be used for works in progress as well as published scholarship.
Your Rights as an Author
Below are websites containing helpful resources on the topic of copyright and managing your rights as an author.
A number of resources are available to help you negotiate a publication agreement that will preserve your pre- and post-print rights to keep your work open and accessible. The following sites provide model publication agreements.