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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • The text is in the correct format (as defined by the author guidelines)
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements (as defined by author guidelines)
  • Copyright clearance has been obtained for any 3rd Party content included in submission

Author Guidelines

Submissions should be around 5-6000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography, in Ariel Font 12, justified and double spaced, using the Oscola referencing system

Authors are welcome to email the editor-in-chief prior to formal submission, to gain feedback on their work a.r.diver@ljmu.ac.uk

Author instructions:

The journal uses a double-blind review process -please remove all references to - or clues about  - your identity as author from the main text, footnotes and bibliography.

Do not submit tables, photographs or illustrations.

Submissions should be accompanied by an abstract* of up to 300 words and up to 6 key words.

If accepted, authors must provide a brief author biography of up to 100 words.

Authors confirm that the contribution does not infringe any copyright, violate any other property rights, or contain any scandalous, libellous, or unlawful matter, and has been through Turnitin

Authors confirm that the work has not been published or submitted for publication/peer review with any other journal/blog.

Work should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file, using footnotes, not endnotes, with pages numbered top right. Please ensure that any ‘track changes’ have been removed. Word limit is 5- 6000 words, although longer pieces may perhaps be considered in exceptional circumstances. Shorter pieces may be considered, in the style of ‘Letter to the Editor.’ (Book reviews are not being considered, at this time).

 

*Abstracts should be understood independently from the Article/essay: keep it brief, but please include the following:

  • statement of the core problem/objective (e.g. a gap in literature on this topic; the need for law reform)
  • thesis/essay statement or question
  • conclusion(s) and/or implications for [further] research

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