Submission Guidlelines


Submissions to the Journal are peer-reviewed by a wide array of nationally recognized experts and academics in a variety of health-related disciplines. YJHPLE also receives advice and guidance from our distinguished Advisory Board. More than 50 student members from Yale's graduate and professional schools edit the Journal and oversee its production.

The breadth of scope and format of the Journal is indicative of its interdisciplinary intent. Each issue contains some or all of the following sections:

  1. Articles: 2-4 articles
  2. Commentaries: 1-2 shorter length discussions of developments in the field or policy proposals
  3. Case Studies: Interdisciplinary debates between several authors on a given topic or case
  4. Student Notes Up to 2 pieces of student scholarship

To submit, please follow the guidelines below:

  1. Provide your current address, telephone number, email address, and CV.
  2. Submissions should be typed, double-spaced and preferably in 12 pt. Times New Roman Font.
  3. Include a 100-word abstract of your article.
  4. Please provide source information in consecutively numbered footnotes.
  5. Tables and Figures with titles should be included on separate sheets. Placement of tables and figures should be specifically cited within the text.
  6. Please include a second version (for example a *.pdf file) that does not contain the author's names anywhere in the article. If an article cites other work by the author, please redact that in this version's footnotes.
  7. All foundations or other external sources of funding used to support the research should be included in the Acknowledgements.
  8. We have no official minimum or maximum word count. In general, we strive to publish works that are around 20,000 words in length not including footnotes.
  9. Although we are an interdisciplinary journal, we are primarily a legal publication. Therefore, we do conform to the Bluebook citation style.  Please read about our Editorial Style below.
  10. If your submission does not conform to the Bluebook citation style, we are willing to internally review it.  However, compliance is required if we decide to send your piece out for peer review. 

Guidelines for Student Scholarship Submissions

  1. We accept student scholarship from Yale and non-Yale students. Please contact yjhple.submissions@yale.edu with any questions.
  2. Notes submitted to YJHPLE should examine issues at the intersection of law, medicine, policy, and/or ethics. A Note is an original student-written piece that advances a particular area of scholarship beyond its current state; a good Note shuld be fresh and insightful, and not simply restate the existing literature. A Comment is a brief original work which analyzes and remarks on a recent policy development, legislative action, judicial decision, or piece of scholarship pertaining to health policy, law, or ethics.
  3. We no longer use a specific submission period or deadline; Notes are read and evaluated on a rolling basis.

Editorial Style
The style of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics conforms to the conventions of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation 19th Edition (Cambridge: Harvard Law Review Association, 2010). If you have any questions regarding the Journal's editorial style, please email the Executive Editors at yjhple@yale.edu.

Unlike many law journals, YJHPLE is peer-reviewed by leading experts in relevant fields. We have found that this additional review stage greatly enhances our evaluation and editing processes.

Pieces under serious consideration will be submitted to a relevant, qualified peer reviewer--generally a member of our Advisory Board. The peer reviewer will respond with either "yes," "no," or "revise and resubmit." A "yes" answer is appropriate when the peer reviewer feels that the piece is publishable in its present form (i.e., some revisions may be advisable but overall the piece is in publishable form). A "revise and resubmit" answer means that while the piece is not currently in publishable form, the peer reviewer feels that with some substantial revisions the piece could become worthy of publication. A "no" answer means that the revisions required would be too substantial to merit requesting them from the author. The peer reviewer will provide a brief summary of his/her evaluation and/or suggestions for improvement. If the peer reviewer returns a "revise and resubmit" answer, these comments will be incorporated into a letter sent to you by the Submissions Committee.

Please keep in mind that due to our reliance on peer review, our submission process is considerably slower compared to traditional legal publications, which rely exclusively on student editors.

Please send your submission to:

The Berkeley Electronic Press ExpressO online submission service is our preferred method of submission. Email submissions to: yjhple.submissions@yale.edu

Please note that we no longer accept or require hard copy submissions.  All submissions should be made electronically.

Acknowledgment
The Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics wishes to thank the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund for their financial support of its submissions software.

Subscriptions


The Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics is published twice annually. Get our inaugural issue, Volume I, in full text

Subscription Pricing

  • Individual Subscribers: $29.00/year
  • Institutional Subscribers: $39.00/year

For overseas mailing, add $10.00. Institutional rates apply to libraries, law firms, institutions, and individuals whose employer pays for subscriptions.

Back Issue Rates

  • Individuals: $18.00
  • Institutions: $22.00

Connecticut residents add 6.35% sales tax. For overseas mailing, add $5.00 per issue.

Requests can be mailed to:

Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics 
P.O. Box 208215 
New Haven, CT 06520-8215

All mail orders must be prepaid by check. Checks must be drawn on an American bank. We are not able to accept payment by credit card at this time. Claims for non-receipt of issues should be made within 90 days of the month of publication for domestic subscribers and within 180 days for overseas subscribers. Thereafter, the regular back issue rate will be charged for replacement. All subscriptions will be renewed automatically unless the subscriber provides cancellation notice prior to September 1 of each new publication year. Requests for address changes must include both old and new addresses, with ZIP or postal codes, and should be made by mail at least two months prior to publication date. Please allow three months for overseas deliveries.

Please direct all questions and comments to yjhple@yale.edu.