Submission Overview

The Tulane Maritime Law Journal (TMLJ) accepts submissions from law school graduates in the United States and abroad.

A central focus of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal has always been practicability within the maritime legal industry. We strive to provide our readers with scholarship they cannot find elsewhere that will be useful in their daily practices. To that end, we mainly publish articles covering commercial maritime law (whether it be under U.S. law or the law of another country) or private international law. Conversely, submissions focusing solely on law of the sea or public international law are often too tangentially related to this publication goal. If you have further questions regarding the Journal’s areas of interest, you may refer to articles selected for previous issues or contact the Senior Articles Editor, Jean Smith, at

The Journal publishes three times per year, in Winter, Spring and Summer issues. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Submission Guidelines

The Journal accepts article submissions via Scholastica, an online submission-based system. We also accept submissions via email to our Senior Articles Editor, Jean Smith, at Please attach the most recent version of the manuscript as well as a resume/CV.

Email submissions and submissions via Scholastica are preferred, but hard copies may be sent to the Senior Articles Editor at our address.

Mailing Address:

Senior Articles Editor
Tulane Maritime Law Journal
Tulane University Law School
John Giffen Weinmann Hall
6329 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70118-2631

Articles are published both in print and online by the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.

Substantive & Technical Guidelines


Please submit articles formatted in .doc or .docx in Times, Times New Roman, or Courier Fonts, double-spaced, using 12-point font.

Please provide a brief article summary or “abstract” to your article, as well as an introduction. Please use accurate and descriptive headings and subheadings for each section. A table of contents is recommended, but optional.

There are no length restrictions. The author’s discretion should determine the appropriate length.


Text and citations should conform to the 21st edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Footnotes or endnotes are accepted. Please footnote each sentence and provide a source. The only sentences that should not include a footnote are analyses and opinions made by the author.