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Ordering Reprints of Scholarly Articles

Policy on Ordering Reprints of Scholarly Articles


The Law School will pay for 250 reprints of a faculty member’s law review articles if ordered before the article is published.  Thus, when a journal asks a faculty member how many copies he or she would like, the faculty member must inform the journal at that time.  (Even in the digital age, it is much more expensive to order reprints after the article has been published.)

At the time that you order the reprints, please provide a copy of the order to the Communications Department.  They will handle payment once the final invoice is issued. 

Once the reprints come in, a faculty member can do with them as he or she wishes. 

Most faculty members coordinate wide distribution of the article through Brenda Thornton in the Dean’s Office.  If the faculty member drafts a proposed cover letter and furnishes a sufficient number of reprints, Brenda will handle the mailing of the article to ABA Law School Deans.  The cover letter should be drafted for signature by our dean.  It should describe the article’s principal arguments and contributions to the field.  Usually the receiving dean passes along the article to the person at their school who teaches in the field, so this is a more cost-effective method than ordering from the AALS mailing labels for all teachers in a particular field.

Another common practice is for the faculty member to coordinate with his or her assistant to send a reprint to all scholars cited in the footnotes, to the authors of the major casebooks in the relevant field and to colleagues here at Pace. 

Regardless of what distribution method you choose, please send to Marie Newman 4 copies (2 for the archives; 2 for the display cases).

Some faculty members choose to forgo reprints entirely, although it remains the majority view that reprints are an excellent way of keeping in touch with colleagues in the field, making new contacts and publicizing one’s work.


effective as of 9/21/09