Prior to submitting your expert witness article, learn what types of articles are generally accepted by editor. Request a copy of the publication be sent to you, and read the articles that were previously published. You might want to call and speak to the editor directly before submitting your article. Ask the editor what he or she looks for when reviewing submitted articles. This will aid in writing your article in a format and style that is most acceptable to the editor.
Know the formatting guidelines for submission. Many bar association’s websites contain detailed format guidelines for articles. For example, the Texas Bar Journal requires all articles be double spaced. In contrast, The Wyoming Lawyer wants single spaced articles using 12-point Times font. Some publications want the articles submitted on paper – others request it electronically. A few minutes of research will prevent your article from being rejected for formatting reasons.