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General Topic Article Submissions

Publication Dates

These articles appear in monthly issues of the Journal. Publication in a specific issue cannot be guaranteed; however, authors are given the opportunity to review their articles prior to publication to update if necessary.

Topics for Content

  • Articles that advance the education, competence, ethical practice or public responsibility of Oklahoma lawyers and which promote a sense of community within the bar.
  • Current issues, recent changes in the law and trends in the legal profession are especially encouraged.
  • Articles should be of interest to a large number of OBA members. Information should not duplicate other articles recently published in the Journal.
  • Annual reviews of case law in one area are not encouraged.

Length and Format

Submit one original using 8½″ × 11″ page size between four and 10 pages (including endnotes) using double spacing. Please number pages, use endnotes instead of footnotes and include your name in a byline under the title. Endnotes should not be excessive in number and length. The receipt of all article submissions will be confirmed with an email.


The Board of Editors review and approve all scholarly articles for publication. Decision is based on quality of the article, its substantive value, its general interest to Oklahoma lawyers and the originality of its subject matter. Preference is given to OBA members. Authors of articles not selected are notified by email of the board’s decision.

Every author is required to complete the OBA publication agreement when submitting an article. The agreement is available in a form-filled PDF, which may be emailed, faxed to 405-416-7089, or mailed to Carol Manning, OBJ News & Layout Editor.

Upon Acceptance

Email your biographical sketch of 50 words or less. Please note details of honors bestowed by other publications (e.g., Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, etc.) will not be accepted for publication in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. (Oklahoma-based publications are the exception.)


Next submission deadline: Monday, June 4, 2018

Email article to carolm@okbar.org.


Call Carol Manning, OBJ News & Layout Editor, at 405-416-7016 or 800-522-8065.

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