Frequently Asked Questions:

What will happen if I send a proposal to the email addresses that appear in the Encyclopedia?
That email addresses are no longer used to accept proposals. Please, publish your entry using the web form.

What if one of your editors has asked me to send additional materials by mail or email?
Send the materials to the editor as he/she has directed. Be sure to include a note indicating that you are sending the material “as requested.”

What should I do if my entry fits into more than one subject legal area or category?
You should select, at least, a category first. Later you can select other subcategories if you wish.

Will I get paid for my writing?
Writing for the Encyclopedia of Law is an unpaid position. In exchange for your contributions, you will get a byline on every entry you write and an author bio at the bottom of each article that can include links to any of your websites. In addition, your posts may run on the home pages of the Encyclopedias, so it’s great exposure for your profile or firm. Plus, you will have your own profile page with links to your entries and your site.

How often am I expected to post new entries?
We would like to bring on experts who will commit to writing on a regular basis, ideally 2 to 3 times a month, although there is no limit on the frequency of your posting. We like to see a professional post at least three original articles right away.

Can I post a teaser or a link to my entry on my own site?
Yes, we encourage you to post a link to your entry on your own website as soon as it is live. As long as it is just an introduction and a link, and not duplicate content.

My entry won’t fit in your publishing box. What should I do?
We prefer 550 – 700 word pieces. You can divide your work in several entries and subentries.

How do I check on the status of a previous submission?
It may take some days to review your entry or essay. If your entry or essay is not published after 6 weeks, please contact us. Please include your name, phone number, and “Submission Status” in the comments box.

About WordPress

What is WordPress?
WordPress is open source web software. WordPress started out as a tool for blogging, but has evolved into a full-fledged Content Management System (CMS), capable of powering websites, networks and communities.

Why Choose WordPress?
WordPress is built following W3C standards for XHTML and CSS, ensuring that the Encyclopedia is more easily rendered across standards-compliant browsers. Other browsers are supported with a few hacks; it’s a reality of the web that hacks are necessary.

Aggregator support is built-in with a number of standard RSS configurations already don, as well as Atom. Following standards makes the site easier to manage and increases its longevity for future Internet technology adoption

What are WordPress’ features?
WordPress has an extensive list of features and, as it is constantly evolving, this list of features is constantly growing. See WordPress Features.

Will the Encyclopedia of Law set a new standard in legal publishing?

The Encyclopedia is freshly written, current, authoritative and will soon be complete. Whether the Encyclopedia is better than competing publications is a question that only an entry by entry analysis can determine. What is clear, however, is that the Encyclopedia is now a contender to become the legal encyclopedia of choice.


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