The EIC has ultimate responsibility for all of JEEL’s operations and activities and is the primary source of short- and long-term planning. In addition to performing a number of administrative functions, the EIC plans and conducts editorial board meetings and acts as JEEL’s liaison with the law school’s administration and student body.
Senior Managing Editor (SME)
The SME’s primary responsibility is to ensure that JEEL is published in a timely fashion while maintaining the highest quality possible. The SME controls the flow, direction, and timing of production work and is responsible for the final form of the publication.
Senior Articles Editor (SAE)
The SAE is generally responsible for overseeing the review of unsolicited manuscripts to decide which are worthy of publication in JEEL. The SAE is JEEL’s primary contact with authors and potential authors. The SAE supervises the articles editing process and performs article edits on articles, perspective pieces, and notes.
Senior Projects Editor (SProjE)
The SProjE maintains primary responsibility for selection, editing, maintenance, and updating of content on JEEL’s website and blog to provide the journal’s readership with relevant and timely information that supplements content found in JEEL’s print format. The SProjE also works with the Environmental Law program on its annual symposium.
Senior Production Editor (SProdE)
The SProdE’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the entire production process runs smoothly and efficiently. The SProdE controls the flow, direction, and timing of production work and meets regularly with the EIC, SME, and the SAE to develop and update the production calendar.
Senior Notes Editor (SNE)
The SNE oversees the notewriting process by which all Members produce a note of publishable quality. The SNE is responsible for the overall management of the note requirements, including the establishment of noteworthiness standards and the resolution of any disciplinary issues.
Managing Editors (ME)
The MEs are responsible for the technical edit of all articles, perspective pieces, and notes, following an Article Editor’s substantive edit. The technical edit involves scrutinizing the article and footnotes for compliance with the Bluebook, ensuring that each document is internally consistent, and that the article or note conforms to the specifications of The Bluebook, The Chicago Manual of Style, and the GW Law Review Style Manual (JEEL’s principal style manual).
Articles Editors (AE)
After Members and Associates complete the citechecking for an article, the AE is responsible for incorporating all citechecking work into the article and ensuring that substantiation is adequate, in particular ensuring that the proper original source has been cited and accurately substantiates the text.
Projects Editor (PE)
In conjunction with the SProjE, the PE assists in editing the blog posts and E&E papers and maintaining JEEL’s online content. The PE also performs ad hoc work for the Senior Editorial Board as a whole when necessary.
Notes Editors (NE)
Each NE, in cooperation with the SNE, helps the notewriter develop his or her topic. After a topic has been selected and approved, the NE works with the writer through the detailed outline and draft stages. The NE is responsible for directing subsequent drafts, with the objective of producing a publishable note to provide to the SNE and the EIC.