Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review: Author Guidelines

Publication Policies and Guidelines for Authors

Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review publishes articles devoted to international and domestic civil rights and social justice perspectives on employee benefits, disability, elder, health, poverty, and social insurance law.  Since 2002, and as formerly known as the Elder's Advisor, it has been produced by law students who work closely with experts in the field to bring to publication a readable compendium of current issues and complex policy problems at the intersection of benefits law and social justice. No financial compensation is given for articles. Authors will receive twenty-five (25) individual reprints of their article as it appears in the Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review.


In assessing a manuscript, Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review’s editorial staff, faculty advisor, and other reviewers consider the following criteria: The value of the information to our audience, by subscription and research; the originality of the concept in benefits and social welfare law; and the overall quality of the text and citation. Submission of an article indicates an intention to publish in Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review. We do not print previously published works. Articles adapted from book-length works in progress will be considered for prior publication with attention to necessary copyright permissions. Generally, authors must hold the copyright to their article in order to provide it to the Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review. Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review will obtain an exclusive license to the published article for a specified period of time, but the author will keep the copyright. However, permission is granted to authors to use the article during the exclusive period for educational purposes, provided no cost is assessed for students and attribution is given as follows: "This article was published by Marquette University Law School,  [Vol.] Marq. Ben. & Soc. Welfare L. Rev.  [start page] (date). All rights reserved."


Manuscripts are received at: Editor-in-Chief, Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 or via email (see below). Manuscripts should be double-spaced, one side only, on 8 1/2 X 11 inch white paper. Generally, manuscripts should not exceed 60 pages in length. Citations and references should be double-spaced, with footnotes at the bottom of the text. Citations should follow the format in Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation, 18th edition, and should include all information called for by that system of citation. Writers from other disciplines should be aware that their citations will be converted to the Blue Book by editorial staff, in collaboration with the author who must provide all material necessary to complete the citations. Within the article, authors should use headings and subheadings to direct reader attention and provide emphasis. Headings and subheadings should be flush left on the page. All pages should be numbered. Any tables or figures should be positioned on a separate page, with notation within the text indicating [figure [1] belongs about here]. A cover page should be attached with the author's name, address, phone, and fax. The page should also include a brief author biography (1 or 2 sentences) without direct solicitation of communication or business, except for non-profit or government sources of information.

TRANSMISSION OF ARTICLES TO Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review

Authors please e-mail manuscripts to Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review at Alternatively, authors are invited to submit one clean copy of the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief of Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review at Marquette University Law School, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881. Manuscripts not accepted for publication are not returned. Please retain a copy of your manuscript for your files.