Instructions for Authors

The Supreme Court Economic Review is an interdisciplinary journal that seeks to provide a forum for scholarship in law and economics, public choice and constitutional political economy. Its approach is broad ranging and contributions will employ explicit or implicit economic reasoning for the analysis of legal issues, with special attention to Supreme Court decisions, judicial process, and institutional design. The use of theoretical and empirical economic models is permitted, but papers are expected to be accessible to a general audience of judges, academic lawyers, and economists.


Peer review is an important feature of Supreme Court Economic Review. Accordingly, manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter indicating that the submission is being made on an exclusive basis. Electronic manuscripts can be submitted at


Other correspondence can be directed to:


Editor, Supreme Court Economic Review
George Mason University School of Law
3301 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201-4498


Open Access Policy

Supreme Court Economic Review authors have the option to make their accepted paper freely available online immediately upon publication. The fee for Open Access is $2,500.


UK authors should note that this option cannot be used to comply with RCUK regulations for gold OA, as the University of Chicago Press requires permission for commercial reuse. UCP does comply with the RCUK regulations for green OA.

"Green" Open Access

The University of Chicago Press supports Green Open Access for all articles, as defined by the RCUK Open Access Policy, under the Press’s Guidelines for Journal Authors’ Rights.