Use & Permissions

New Mexico Law Review (NMLR) is an open access legal journal which means all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution for educational purposes. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access.

This NMLR has been open access since 2010, providing all articles for free with no embargo period.  NMLR provides immediate open access with the goal of making legal research available to individuals as part of a global knowledge system.

Author Copyright & Use

Authors of articles published in NMLR remain the copyright holders of their work.   Work published in NMLR must be original and previously unpublished, in whole or in part.  Article drafts may be posted to open access repositories, such as SSRN.

Authors may distribute the final draft on personal web sites, and upload to platforms like SSRN and their University’s Institutional Digital Repository. NMLR supports author self-archiving of their work. Authors will attribute first publication to and properly identify the NMLR.

While authors may re-publish their work in future publications without cost, please submit written notification to for record keeping.

You may also review a sample of the NMLR’s Author Publication Agreement.

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