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Editorial Positions: JOL has four main editorial positions: Subciters, Line Editors, Technical Editors, and Supervising Editors. Those new to working on a journal begin as Subciters and are responsible for reviewing the content of an article with special attention to footnote text, checking citations for accuracy, and ensuring consistency with the Bluebook. Line Editors manage a team of Subciters, identify and pull sources for the Subciters’ use, review the Subciters’ work, and thoroughly review each line of the article. Technical Editors are in charge of Bluebook compliance and stylistic consistency throughout the article. Supervising Editors take primary responsibility for an entire article, including overseeing the work of Subciters, Line Editors, and Technical Editors, corresponding with authors regarding the article, and ensuring that the final article is well reasoned and error-free.
The Submissions Committee reads articles submitted for publication to JOL and provides recommendations on whether or not to publish them. This is a great way to have a voice in choosing the scholarship that will appear in the actual printed Journal. The commitment can be flexible depending on one’s desired level of participation, though many Committee members read one or two articles a week.
The Online team manages all online content for the Journal, from website to social media to promotion. Members of this team will each have the opportunity to publish an article on our online platform and work with the development of the fastest-expanding area of the Journal. Responsibilities could include managing online content, working with authors to publish, website maintenance, generating ideas for content, and managing the archives.