Submission guidelines

Guidelines

 

The Law Review reviews submissions carefully, and our editing process is intense. All submissions will be read by members of the editorial team and if accepted for publication, structural and substantive changes may be suggested.

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. There is no strict timeline for reviewing an article, but the Review reserves the right to review texts for a reasonable period of time.

All submissions must have an abstract of no more than 200 words detailing the general arguments and ideas in the article.

 

Word limits do not include footnotes.

The Law Review is committed to open access. Therefore, all published work will be freely available online.

The Law Review is committed to a strict policy of ZERO PLAGIARISM. Therefore, we do not permit authors to reproduce information published elsewhere without quotation marks or citations.

If copyrighted material belonging to others is used, the author must give full credit to the author and publisher of the work used.

 

Any permission required for use of copyrighted or licensed material must be obtained before submission. Permission to use copyrighted material must be obtained from the owner of the copyright.

We will never reject a contribution for lack of space; rather, we hold it over for consideration by the next volume.

 

The Law Review notifies authors of our decisions by email.

On publication, authors will receive a link to their article – which will be Open Access and therefore available to share with the author’s contacts, or in social networking sites, or on other platforms.

 

Structure and Format

General format

All submissions must be in Bookman Old Style, Font Size 12, Line Spacing 1.5 and Justified Alignment. All footnotes should be in Bookman Old Style, Font Size 10, Line Spacing 1.0, and Left Aligned.

 

Citation Format

Use footnotes rather than endnotes. Use the OSCOLA (4th edition, 2012) style of referencing.

 

Foreign Words and Phrases

These should be italicized. Such words that have been generally accepted in the English language should, however, not be italicized. Examples include inter alia, status quo, et cetera, per se, etc. Do not put foreign words in quotes.

 

Language

Submissions should use British English throughout (‘-ise’ and NOT ‘-ize’).

 

References

Use the OSCOLA (4th Edition) Style of Referencing.

 

Gender-neutral language

Gender-neutral language is encouraged. This can be achieved by using the plural or by avoiding the use of a gender-specific pronoun. If this is not appropriate, use either ‘he’ or ‘she’ throughout the entire work without alternating. You may use ‘he or she’ but not ‘he/she’ or ‘(s) he’. The use of first-person ‘I’ in submissions is generally discouraged. When communicating an opinion, the author is advised to use ‘the author’. For example, ‘the author submits that’ or ‘the author is of the opinion’.