I’m not sure what I think of this emerging trend. I first saw this being done by Duke years ago, and now it’s spreading. Anyway, our law review seems to be jumping on the bandwagon, according to this announcement I just saw:
“The University of Miami Law Review will be offering expedited review of articles to be published in Volume 66.
Articles submitted between April 11 and April 18 will be evaluated by April 25.
By submitting the article during this window authors agree to accept publication offers, should one be extended.
Any articles accepted through this review will be published in Volume 66.
If you have an article that would like to submit, please e-mail a copy of the article, CV, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Volume 66 Expedited Review.”
Authors, start your engines.