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The Review accepts submissions that fall into either of the following four categories:
Articles should be 5,000-10,000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes;
Essays should be 2000 – 5000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes;
Case notes should be 1,000-2,000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes;
Letters to the Editor should be 850-1000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes. They are legal opinion pieces on areas of contemporary legal relevance.
We usually do not publish book reviews unless explicitly solicited.
We welcome submissions from everyone who is passionate about the law and has something clever to say about it. It does not matter whether you come from a community college in Missoula, Montana, or the University of Downton Abbey.
Although we prefer submissions concerning the law of England and Wales (and EU law), we are open to inquiries regarding works written about international law and other common law jurisdictions.
We understand the trials and tribulations that everyone has to go through. That is why we are willing to accept abstracts in lieu of full articles before the submission deadline. However, any publication offer is subject to your successful completion of the full article, and its having passed all stages of editorial review. You are required to submit the full article by an alternative date. You will be contacted by an Editor regarding this after the submission deadline.
IMPORTANT (per 14 February 2024):
We are currently in the Academic Review process. This means we are NOT currently accepting submissions for our main issue. However, we are calling for submissions for the CLR Blog NOW. DO submit if you're interested!
The Fine Print.
1.1 All submissions and enquiries must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and no other City-based email address. This includes those of the Editors.
1.2 All pieces must be submitted to the Review before 23.59 of the last day of the submission window. Late submissions will not be considered for publication.
1.3 The Editors select works for publication based on academic merit. Relevant selection criteria include novelty, extensiveness of legal research, accuracy and coherence in legal argumentation, and the quality of writing.
1.4 During the editorial process, all submissions will be anonymised. We practise a double-blind review process. Neither the reviewing Editors nor the authors know who wrote/reviewed the pieces.
1.5 The Review is not bound by the advice of the Academic Advisory Board. The decisions taken by the Editors are final.
1.6 The Senior Editor (currently held by the Deputy Editor-in-Chief) shall perform an additional round of review should disagreements between the author and reviewing Editor arise regarding a piece.
2.1 The requests that all submissions be sent as an email attachment. The file should be readable by Microsoft Word. PDF files are not accepted.
2.2 Introductory Section: The first page of your submission should be a cover page. On this page, please list the title of the submission, the category of the submission, the author’s full name, and a short description containing the following information: (i)the stage of the author’s studies (which year, what academic programme, affiliation) or career, (ii) area(s) of interest, practice or specialty in the law, and (iii) the context in which the work was written (e.g. for a class, for a competition, in response to a recent judicial decision, out of personal interest etc.). In addition, please include the final word count on the cover page.
2.3 Abstracts: If you are submitting an article (as opposed to a case note or letter to the editor), you must include an abstract immediately preceding your article’s introduction. The abstract should consist of: one or two brief sentences stating the legal problem, a summary of your main arguments, and your conclusion. The abstract should not exceed 250 words.
2.4 The title, headings and subheadings should be in bold.
2.5.Formatting: For the main body of the submission; Size 12, Font - Georgia. For footnotes, use Georgia, size 10. Please include the page number at the bottom right-hand corner on each page.
2.6. Citation: All citations must be made using Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Citations are to be made in the footnotes (not endnotes). No bibliography is required, nor allowed.
2.7 Figures and Tables: Figures and Tables can be included only if they are essential to the content of the submission. They will be reproduced in black and white in the printed copies of the Review.
Do not plagiarise.
We reserve the right to contact your institution.
3.1. By submitting to the Review, the author automatically declares that:
(i) the work is entirely their own;
(ii) any work of others, whether published or not, is properly identified and referenced; and
(iii) they have not and will not publish their piece elsewhere.
Plagiarised submissions will not be published.
3.2.All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the submission should be listed as authors.
3.3. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in a section entitled 'Acknowledgements'.
3.4. The Review encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests with their submission.
3.5. The Review may use Turnitin to prevent academic misconduct.
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Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)