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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Utah Environmental Law Review (UELR) publishes a wide range of topics relating to the legal issues surrounding the environment including land, water use, anthropology, climate change, and natural resources. UELR welcomes submissions year-round of articles, comments, notes of interest, and literary pieces.  UELR will also consider for publication articles of an interdisciplinary nature, expository articles providing the non-specialist an overview of specialized areas of law, and articles oriented toward a practitioner's perspective that are written by or for the practitioner for publication.


Section Policies


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Front Matter

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Symposium Essays

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Peer Review Process

UELR makes every effort to conform to the following editing sources: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) and The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed. 2003). The UELR Board of Editors strives to maintain the text of published articles in its original format by editing only for accuracy and, where necessary, clarity. Views expressed herein are to be attributed to their authors and not to UELR, its editors, the S.J. Quinney College of Law, or the University of Utah.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



UELR is published twice a year. All subscriptions begin January 1 and expire on December 31. For subscriptions, renewals, or cancelations of UELR, please send notice and/or payment to Utah Environmental Law Review, Attn: Angela Turnbow, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 332 S 1400 E Rm 101, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.

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$30.00 per volume per year; foreign (postage included)

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Back Issues and Reprints

Single issues and back issues are available from William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 1285 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14209-1987; telephone (800) 828-7571; e-mail: Reprints are available from Joe Christensen, Inc., 1540 Adams Street, Lincoln, NE 68521; telephone (800) 228-5030; e-mail:



Utah Environmental Law Review (ISSN 2162-5182; ISSN 2162-5182 (online)). In addition to the rights to copy that are granted by law, the owner of the copyright of each article published, except as expressly otherwise noted, grants permission for copies of that article to be made and used for educational purposes by nonprofit educational institutions, provided that the author and journal are identified, that proper notice of copyright is affixed to each copy of the article, and that copies are distributed at or below cost.