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  • Editorial Office Contact: 
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  • Journal Model: Hybrid (Open Access Option)
  • Blinding: Single Blind 
  • File formatting requirement stage: Upon submission 
  • Instant Online Option (immediate publication of accepted version): No 
  • Submission Fee: None
  • Average time to initial decision: 19 days 

About the Journal 

Gaming Law Review: Economics, Regulation, Compliance, and Policy invites the submission of original manuscripts covering all aspects of gaming law. Manuscripts should be original, never published, and not submitted simultaneously to another publication.  

Manuscript Types and Guidelines 

Original/Invited Articles 

  • 3,000-5,000-word limit 
  • Abstract of no more than 350 words 

Academic Articles 

  • 10,000-12,000-word limit 
  • Abstract of no more than 350 words (if applicable) 


  • 1,500-word limit 
  • Abstract of no more than 150 words (if applicable) 

Brief Report 

  • 1,000-3,000-word limit 
  • Abstract of no more than 350 words 

International Gaming Industry Update 

  • 1,000-3,000-word limit 
  • No abstract 

Guest Editorials 

  • 750-word limit 

Meeting Reports 

  • 2,000-word limit 


  • By invitation only 

Roundtable Discussion 

  • By invitation only 

Letters to the Editor 

  • 100-word limit 

Word limits do NOT pertain to the abstract, disclosure statements, author contribution statements, funding information, acknowledgments, tables, figure legends, or references. Appendices?are?counted against the word limit. 


Cite all references as footnotes consecutively in text. Follow the Blue Book form for citations. However, we reserve the right to modify style to conform to the Journal's overall style. Suggested readings or other source materials may also be included at the end of the manuscript. 


PaperPal Preflight

The Paperpal Preflight service is available for this journal. PaperPal Preflight allows authors to check their Original Research manuscripts for common errors prior to submitting a manuscript for consideration. Please note that this does not guarantee that your paper will pass all submission or other checks, nor that it will be considered for review.

The checks are configured for Original Research manuscripts only and may not be applicable to other manuscript types. There may be additional requirements for submission. Please review the full instructions for authors for guidelines.

The basic service is free. PaperPal preflight offers an optional fee-based service that will provide a report showing tracked changes and potential modifications. Please note that if this service is used, a clean copy of the manuscript must be uploaded to the submission system.

There is no obligation to use either the free or paid service. No editorial, review, nor any other decisions will be dependent on its use.

All manuscripts must be submitted through the journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts site.

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Publishing Open Access

Open Access enables you to publish your work under a Creative Commons (CC-BY) copyright license in our esteemed hybrid journals. Publishing Open Access makes your article immediately available to read globally, increasing the visibility and potential impact of your research.

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  • Automatic submission to PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites, when applicable*
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