Why Write for SciTech?
Write for a Science & Technology Law Section publication to enhance your reputation in the profession. The book publishing program and other Section publications, such as Jurimetrics and The SciTech Lawyer, are highly respected and visible vehicles for the dissemination of information crucial to members like you and others in the field of science and technology law. Volunteering to write articles or having a book proposal accepted for development boosts your professional image and makes an important contribution to this area of the law.
The Section’s publications accept unsolicited submissions. To guide you in your efforts, check the leadership intranet for more information. Perhaps something you’ve been working on would fit nicely in an upcoming theme issue. Even if that is not the case, the publications sometimes accept material not directly related to an upcoming theme. You could consider working with the appropriate Section committee to develop a proposal to address the need for more information on the subject. Soon you could be networking with more colleagues while helping to address an important need. Or perhaps you know of an emerging topic in your area of the law that has not been covered comprehensively. The goal of the publications is to represent areas of interest to all members. The best way to have your voice heard is to submit an abstract, a draft, or a proposal. Below are a few easy ways to get started.
Repurpose substantive content to raise your profile in the profession. Members (both students and experienced practitioners) may re-purpose their substantive content, such as school papers, briefs, white papers, or CLE program materials as submissions for The SciTech Lawyer or even Section books. If you have worked on a Section committee program or report that you wish had a wider audience, consider developing the material into an article, a CLE program, or a book proposal. Contact Lori Lyons, Managing Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Articles should conform to the general author guidelines found below.
Write a Substantive Book or Monograph. The Section is very proud of its successful book publishing program. White papers can often be expanded and repurposed as a book or monograph. If you are interested in proposing a book idea, please contact Sarah Orwig, Book Publishing Editor Sarah.Orwig@americanbar.org) for details and a proposal form.
Circulate a committee e-newsletter. Several SciTech committees circulate weekly news blurbs to its members that capture relevant headlines in the news and links to the articles. Student editors manage these electronic publications and are always needed.
Write a Jurimetrics Journal Article. Contact Managing Editor, Deborah Pogson (email@example.com) for details to be published in the Section’s quarterly scholarly online journal.
We invite you to participate in whatever way you believe is most suitable. This Section belongs to you, and you make the most of your membership by actively participating. Make your voice heard and contribute to the ongoing discussion by becoming a Section author.