Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal


The Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts for consideration for publication.


The EBDJ primarily publishes manuscripts that focus on topics of interest to bankruptcy practitioners and scholars.

Most submissions we receive are in article format. However, in the past we have published submissions in a number of other formats, including summaries of recent developments in the law, opinion essays and responses, symposium pieces, surveys, and book reviews.

The Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal only accepts previously unpublished manuscripts (SSRN, circulations of working papers, and similar distributions are considered unpublished for these purposes). The Journal accepts submissions from authors of all backgrounds. Manuscripts prepared by Emory University School of Law students are not accepted through the general submissions process.

Style and Citation

The Journal adheres to The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). Submitted articles need not be received in this format; by the time of publication, articles selected for publication will be edited to conform to this standard.


The Journal accepts submissions year round. Manuscripts submitted for consideration should be no more than 50,000 words. The Editorial Board will review submissions soon after receipt. If accepted, the Journal will contact authors to extend a publication offer. The Journal’s Editorial Board, through the Executive Articles Editor, will work with the author to make any necessary changes prior to publication. Offers are contingent upon a successful completion of the editorial process and acceptance of the applicable licensing agreements.

Authors published by the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal retain ownership of their works. For more information on the Journal’s copyright policy, please contact the Executive Articles Editor.

The Journal attempts to review manuscripts as quickly as possible. At times, due to increased volume and academic schedules, the review process may be slower than at other times. If you have submitted an article and would like to request an expedited review, please inform the Executive Articles Editor.

How to Submit

Submissions may be made electronically through ScholasticaExpressO, by email, or through the mail.

The address for mailed submissions is:

Executive Articles Editor
Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Please note that mailed submissions cannot be returned. We advise that mailed manuscripts be accompanied by an electronic copy and an email to the Executive Articles Editor.