Law Schools

Interested in providing the ExpressO service to your faculty and students? Want to know what ExpressO can offer your institution? See our FAQs below to learn more about our institutional plans, managing your school’s account, and more!

Institutional Accounts

Do we already have an account?

Check out our ExpressO Institutional Accounts list to see if your school already has an account. If your institution does not have an account, please see our Pricing page for account plans and sign up forms. If you have any questions about your account or need additional information, please contact us at expresso-support@bepress.com.

What type of accounts do you offer?

Both the ExpressO Institutional Account for faculty and the ExpressO Institutional Student Account offer two plan options: the Complete Prepaid Plan, and the Open Account Plan. See our Pricing page for plan details and sign up forms.

We don't have a student account, can we just add them the account we use now?

Students are not allowed on the faculty account. If you’re interested in promoting student works, our ExpressO Institutional Student Account is designed specifically for student authors. We generally recommend starting with the Open Account Plan if you expect only a few students to use the service. If usage increases, you can always switch to the Complete Prepaid Plan at any time.

Can our institution set limits on usage?

The Open Account Plan offers a per-submission credit limit. The limit is per-submission only, and is not a daily or annual limit. The credit be can be set at any amount (rounded to the nearest dollar). For example, if the limit is set at $150, an a faculty member’s submission total exceeds this amount, they will be prompted to pay any overages.

Managing Accounts

How do we add users to our account?

Users are authenticated one of two ways: authorized user list or domain. If your institutional account authenticates users by authorized user list, you must provide us with a list of approved users so we can upload to your account (in MS Excel, with email addresses, first name and last name in three separate columns). You can also request a copy of your current list to review and update at anytime. If your account authenticates by domain, e.g., law.university.edu, users must make their submission using an address with this handle.

How do faculty know they're submitting under our institutional account?

On Step 3 of the ExpressO submission process, on the Review & Payment page, authors will see your subscription information. If authors are prompted to pay, and your account plan covers all submission charges, we note they should contact us before proceeding. We also offer administrators instructions to share with faculty and students.

Can a faculty assistant submit on behalf of a professor?

Our administrator feature allows assistants to log in under their own account to submit on behalf of a professor. On Step 2, the Article Information screen, under the Author(s) section, simply click on the (+) sign and add the name and email address of the professor and then click on the Remove Author icon (person with a red X) next to their name to show only the professor’s information. This will ensure that the professor is listed correctly as the author of the article, as well as in all correspondence after the submission takes place between the author and the selected law reviews.

A faculty member paid for their own submission. Can they get a refund or transfer the charges to our account?

Users must be included on your account (authorized user list) or use an email with the approved domain at the time of their submission in order for any charges to be covered by your account. We do not provide refunds or transfer charges.

Are any usage reports available?

We are more than happy to provide our institutional clients an ExpressO Deliveries Report upon request. Generated by any date range, the report includes author name, submission date and time, and the number of deliveries made. Please send your report requests to expresso-support@bepress.com.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact Consulting Services by email to expresso-support@bepress.com or by phone at 510.665.1200, Ext. 2, option 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific time.