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Specifications for Article Submissions
Our system works with Windows files. The file formats that are acceptable include:
- Microsoft Word or
- Text only (.txt)
- Pictures Files
should be sent as hi-resolution JPEG only
E-mail your article, ad or picture to: email@example.com
Please don’t bother with fancy formatting or styling; use
single spacing, leave out tabs, page numbers, margin justification, etc. However, if you want to emphasize certain
text, go ahead and use underlining or bolding as needed. Any questions please contact our office at
If you are a new author for The Docket, please submit
head shot and a short bio about yourself along with you first article
submission. We like to properly
acknowledge our authors.
Length restrictions are applicable as follows:
- Maximum Feature
Article (1): 3500 words (or up to 4 Docket pages, including art (2)).
- Minimum Feature
Article: 1500 words (at least 1 ¾ Docket pages, including art).
- Maximum Letter to
Editor: 825 words (or up to 1 Docket page, including up to ¼ page art).
- Maximum Press
Release for Bar Briefs: 400 words (or ½ Docket page plus up to ¼ page art
- Maximum Own
Column or other article: 2100 words (or 2 ½ Docket pages, including art).
- Minimum Own
Column or other article: 620 words (at least ¾ Docket page, or at least 1
Docket page with art).
- The Editorial
Board at its discretion chooses feature articles. Length is not the only criterion employed by
the Board in choosing feature articles for publication.
- As a rule of
thumb, ½ page of art is approximately 400 words of text. If your article includes art, such as graphs,
tables, photos, etc., subtract 400 words from the maximum number of words
allowed for each ½ page of art submitted, to arrive at the Docket page
maximum. If art is less than ½ page, text
may be reduced ratably.
Articles may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org