Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
ISLRev is fully Open Access. There are no article submission charges. It does not have article processing charges (APCs). All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words.
- You promise warrant 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 is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
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.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- 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.
Style of submissions must be of academic standards and constant throughout the manuscripts. English spelling should be used.
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
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Work published in the IALS Student Law Review is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Those who contribute items to IALS Student 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 journal 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 IALS Student Law Review and/or SAS-SPACE, but they can't change them in any way or use them commercially