Bepress ExpressO recently announced a complete service shutdown after the 2021 submission season. The following is the announced timeline for the service shutdown:
March 31: Last day to submit to law reviews.
June 30: Complete service shutdown.
While March 31 will be the last day to submit your articles for publication consideration, all accounts, including those for law reviews, will remain open and accessible until June 30. This allows users to continue to manage their submissions, make and accept offers, and download submission information.
ExpressO is an online manuscript delivery service and central marketplace for the community of legal scholars, student editors, and law schools. ExpressO hosts a powerful suite of integrated tools and features that provides authors with a streamlined submission process.
All 2L and 3L J.D. students can access ExpressO to make submissions. You can log in by going to http://law.bepress.com/cgi/myaccount.cgi?context=expresso using your TAMU e-mail address.
If this is the first time you are accessing your account, enter your TAMU email address, leave the password field blank and click Login. You will then have the opportunity to enter a password to use for future access. If this is not working, you should be able to use the "Forgot Your Password" links to gain access to your account.
If for any reason you cannot get access to ExpressO using your TAMU email address, or if you are not a 2L or 3L J.D. student and wish to submit articles using ExpressO, please reach out to the Digital Services & Repository Librarian to request an account activation.
Your ExpressO account provided by the School of Law allows you to make an unlimited number of submissions to any secondary (non-flagship, subject specific) publication.
NOTE: If you have one article that can be submitted to journals spanning more than one category, you are allowed to make multiple submissions of the same article to as many subject categories as you want.
When you are ready to submit your work, go to https://www.bepress.com/products/expresso/, click Learn More in the Authors box. Follow these steps to make your submission:
For an overview of how to review and manage your ExpressO submissions within My Account, you can watch this Managing Your ExpressO Submissions tutorial.
Deciding which publications to submit to and, ultimately, where to publish your article, involves considering a variety of factors such as subject area, target audience, and the publication's relative ranking and reputation to name a few. Every author will weigh these factors differently when making submission and publication decisions.
Even though the School of Law provides students with ExpressO accounts, not all publications accept submissions through this platform. Some publications exclusively accept submissions through Scholastica, and others will accept submissions through e-mail or through their own website. If submitting through ExpressO is not available for your preferred publication(s), you will have to look up the specific submission guidelines to discover what alternatives are available.
If you would like any guidance on the topic of submitting or publishing articles, please feel free to schedule a consultation meeting with our Digital Services & Repository Librarian.
Some resources that can be helpful in making a placement decision include:
Your ExpressO account is separate and distinct from Scholastica. The School of Law does not currently provide students with accounts to make submissions through Scholastica.