Premier of the Harvard National Security Journal (and accompanying website with news/blog features)

* New Journal Announcement: Harvard National Security Journal

The site (note the news feed and commentary features) is here:

From the press release:

The Harvard National Security Journal is a student-edited, faculty- and practitioner-advised, online academic journal. It will serve both as a contribution to the universe of ideas surrounding national security law and policy and as a resource for developments in the field. The NSJ welcomes article submissions from both academics and practitioners, giving preference to relatively succinct pieces so as to facilitate a broad range of submissions, readership and discourse. In addition to featuring this scholarship, the NSJ website will be updated frequently to provide a central repository of information on developments in national security law and policy.

The students on the NSJ editorial staff will consult as a group and work closely with the Journalʼs Board of Advisors to evaluate the suitability of manuscripts for publication. The current NSJ Advisory Board consists of the following individuals:

  • Ø Gabriella Blum, Harvard Law School
  • Ø Robert Chesney, University of Texas School of Law
  • Ø Jack Goldsmith, Harvard Law School
  • Ø Philip Heymann, Harvard Law School
  • Ø Jessica Stern, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ø Alex Whiting, Harvard Law School
  • Ø Benjamin Wittes, Brookings Institution

The first volume of the Journal will be published online, with limited print distribution. We anticipate the NSJ being widely disseminated in print format beginning with the second volume.


The Journal is targeting a wide variety of articles, ranging from roughly 2,000-10,000 words in length, although longer pieces will be considered as well. Both traditional law journal articles and more concise commentary pieces from lawyers, other national security practitioners and professors are welcome. NSJ will review and publish submissions on a rolling basis with accelerated editing schedules to reflect the timeliness of anticipated submissions. Interested authors should send their manuscripts and all related correspondence to the Submissions Editor at the address below.

Submissions by email should be attached as a Microsoft Word document, and the text of the email should include the author’s complete contact information. It is suggested but not required that footnotes comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.


Harvard National Security Journal
Journals Office
Harvard Law School
1541 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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