The Journal of Dispute Resolution

The Journal of Dispute Resolution is now accepting submissions. Details on how to submit an article can be found at the bottom of this page.

About the Journal

The Journal of Dispute Resolution is a student-edited, academic journal published on a semi-annual basis (January and June) by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. The Journal contains articles written by nationally prominent authors and students on a wide variety of topics in the rapidly developing field of dispute resolution.

The Journal was established in 1984 and is recognized as the leading legal publication in the area of alternative dispute resolution. Second- and third- year law students administer the Journal by contributing written works and assisting in the editing and publication process.

Request for Article Submissions

The University of Missouri School of Law's Journal of Dispute Resolution is accepting submissions for its next issue. While we cannot guarantee publication, we will eagerly review all quality submissions and will offer an expedited review process.  This is a great opportunity to be published in one of the world's leading ADR journals, published in conjunction with the nationally recognized Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution.

Details on how to submit an article can be found by scrolling down on this page.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Rachel M. Hirshberg
Associate Editor in Chief Jessica R. Coghill
Managing Editor Amy E. Oslica
Layout & Design Editor Molly C. Karcher
Lead Articles Editor Matthew E. Reddish
Assistant Managing Editors Kristen E. Sanocki, Crystal L. Settlemoir, and Alexandra L. Klaus
Senior Note and Comment Editor Joanna L. Byrne
Note and Comment Editors Benjamin M. Bakula, Ryan J. Nichols, and Thomas M. Hotard

Journal Subscriptions

Per Year Includes Postage

US: $35

Canada: $35

All other countries: $35

To subscribe, mail a check to:

Journal of Dispute Resolution
234 Hulston Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Credit card payment is unavailable at this time.

With your check please include the name, street address, city, state, zip code, and country (if not the U.S.) for the subscription.

Questions about Journal subscriptions should be directed to Nicole Rudkin .

Journal Submissions

Submitting an Article

To submit an article for publication in the Journal, simply send a copy of your article to:

Journal of Dispute Resolution
Attention: Lead Articles Editor
16 Hulston Hall
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Columbia, MO 65211

Or, you may make an electronic submission by e-mailing a copy of your article to: umclawjournal@missouri.edu

Please include a brief cover letter with all submissions that includes your contact information. Submissions should include a brief abstract of the article of about 1-2 paragraphs summarizing the article. Someone with the Journal staff will then notify you that the Journal received your article for submission. Shortly thereafter, the Lead Articles Editor will notify you if your article has been selected for publication in an upcoming issue.

Please be aware that the Journal publishes twice a year (January and June) but accepts submissions year round.

Formatting Preferences

The Journal asks that all submissions be submitted in Microsoft Word format only.

All submissions should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.