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Author Guidelines

Submissions

The Review seeks and encourages original submissions from judges, lawyers, academics, scientists and technicians; students in relation to postgraduate degree work and versions of dissertations, where the student has passed the relevant course and the dissertation has been marked. The IT industry, certification authorities, registration authorities and suppliers of software and hardware are also encouraged to engage in the debate by submitting articles and items of news.

The length of an article can vary. There is no fixed length. The aim is to publish articles of good quality that add to the debate and knowledge of readers, discuss recent developments and offer practical advice. All articles will be in English, and contributors are requested to write using shorter, rather than longer sentences, because the audience is international.

Submissions should be sent as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to stephenmason@stephenmason.eu or through the online submission options on the journal's homepage at: http://journals.sas.ac.uk/deeslr/

All papers are peer reviewed blind.

Style

Submissions should be in plain word format with no linking of any description in the document, preferably Times New Roman font, size 12, with an interval of 1.5 between each line. Please indicate the level of headings by placing the level in brackets after each heading, as follows: Main heading (A or 1), First sub-heading (B or 2), Second sub-heading (C or 3).

The author should include a brief summary about the content of the paper (70 - 100 words) together with between 4 - 6 index words.

Where references are included, please use footnotes. Do not use endnotes. Try to keep notes to a minimum. Please do not cross reference any reference in a footnote. If you refer to the same reference in subsequent footnotes, repeat the original reference. Please follow the Modern Humanities Research Association Style Guide for citations, (2008) as follows:

References for books [11.2.2, example (iv) is preferred, pp 51-54]

Chapters or articles in books [11.2.3, example (ii) is preferred, pp 54-56]

Articles in journals [11.2.4, example (ix) is preferred, p 56]

Articles in newspapers and magazines [11.2.5, p 58]

On-line publications [11.2.10.1, pp 60-62]

Please refrain from using any Latin tags. Only use Latin where it is not possible to use any other word. This is because Latin is not used in some jurisdictions, and the Latin used in one legal system is often different from the Latin used in another legal system.

Authors are requested to avoid culturally bound clichés, literary and cultural metaphors, colloquial language, and language that is misplaced, especially language used by the military or in relation to war, such as ‘battle’, ‘combat’, ‘fight’, ‘deploy’:it is offensive to those who are killed and injured in battle to use the language of war and killing when writing about topics that have no link with military activities.

Acknowledgement

The contact details of the author should be included in the submission (name, qualifications, name of firm, company or university, full postal address, web address), plus a brief biography demonstrating expertise and experience of up to but no more than 50 words in length.

The usual rights of editorial control exist with the publisher.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

Copyright, licence and acknowledgement

The author retains copyright and grants the publishers of the Review a licence to publish the article in the Review and to create and maintain digital copies on the internet at the discretion of the publisher and via third parties in subscription databases. The author warrants that they are the owner of all rights of copyright in the article.

Work published in the open access version of Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review on the SAS Open Journals System is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.Where the author subsequently publishes the article, the author is requested to acknowledge the article first appeared in the Review, in whatever format it is subsequently published.

Those who contribute items to Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review retain author copyright in their work but are asked to grant two licences. One is a licence to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study of the University of London, enabling us to reproduce the item in digital form, so that it can be made available for access online in the Open Journals System and repository and website. The terms of the licence which you are asked to grant to the University for this purpose are as follows:

'I grant to the University of London the irrevocable, non-exclusive royalty-free right to reproduce, distribute, display, and perform this work in any format including electronic formats throughout the world for educational, research, and scientific non-profit uses during the full term of copyright including renewals and extensions'

The other licence is for the benefit of those who wish to make use of items published online in IALS Student Law Review and stored in the e-repository. For this purpose we use a Creative Commons licence allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to your entry in Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review and/or SAS-SPACE, but they can't change them in any way or use them commercially.

For the avoidance of doubt, the author is not granted permission to publish the article in the format in which the Review publishes it. The publisher own the copyright to the text as it appears in the published journal. The author may only publish the article in word format or html, unless the author pays the publisher for a licence to re-publish as it is printed.

 

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