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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 deadlines are 15 January for the Spring issue and 15 July for the Autumn issue.
  • ISLRev is fully Open Access. There are no article submission charges. It does not have article processing charges (APCs).
  • You promise that the article is your original work and 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).
  • If it contains material which is someone else’s copyright, you promise that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner (please attach evidence of this) and that the material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text. You also promise that the article does not, to the best of your knowledge, contain anything which is libellous, illegal, or infringes anyone’s copyright or other rights.
  • The submission file must be a Microsoft Word document (unless otherwise agreed with the editorial team).
  • All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words and an author biography of no more than 100 words.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The format of the text complies with the Author Guidelines.
  • Style of submissions must be of academic standards and consistent throughout the manuscripts. UK English spelling is preferred.
  • All submissions must comply with the latest version of Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/OSCOLA_4th_edn_Hart_2012.pdf
  • Completed and signed Licence to Publish form.

Author Guidelines

Word count (excluding footnotes, abstract and author biography)
Long article: Up to 10,000 words.
Short article: Up to 6,000 words.
Note, book review, and case note: Up to 2,000 words.

All submissions must be include an abstract of no more than 300 words and an author biography of no more than 100 words.

References
All submissions must comply with the latest version of Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/OSCOLA_4th_edn_Hart_2012.pdf

Please do not include a bibliography.

Format
Format your Word document as follows:

  • Text must be in Arial font and single-spaced throughout.
  • Main/body text must be size 10 and alignment must be fully justified.
  • Headings must be size 14, bold and centre aligned.
  • Sub-headings must be size 12, bold and left aligned.
  • Headings and sub-headings must be in sentence case rather than all capitals.
  • Footnotes must be size 8, left-aligned and comply with OSCOLA standards.
  • Quotations must also comply with OSCOLA standards.
  • Use italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • All URL hyperlinks must be active i.e. clickable.

Please note that your submission may be returned to you if it does not adhere to these guidelines.

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