Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and Biosciences, “Law and Ethics in the Time of a Global Pandemic”

The Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is soliciting essays, commentaries, or short articles for a special issue on “Law and Ethics in the Time of a Global Pandemic.” For this issue we especially encourage shorter pieces, of roughly 1500 to 5000 words. If any particular aspect of how this pandemic will affect some part of the law—from lease terms to courtroom procedures to constitutional questions about mandatory testing—intrigues you, write it up and send it in.

We will publish only peer-reviewed submissions, but we will work hard to encourage very fast reviews (an area where shorter papers will have an advantage). We believe that once the papers are accepted after peer review, we can move them through the publication process to posting in two weeks.

JLB is an open-access, peer reviewed journal, owned jointly by Duke, Harvard, and Stanford and published for them by Oxford University Press. Its co-editors-in-chief are Glenn Cohen from Harvard, Nita Farahany from Duke, and Hank Greely from Stanford. We are an on-line only journal and post pieces as soon as they are ready, without waiting for completion of an issue. Our impact factor is 2.431. For more information about the Journal, see

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or contact one of the three co-editors-in-chief directly.

Nita Farahany

Glenn Cohen

Hank Greely

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