Publishing academic legal papers and blogs helps further the field of law and encourages well-informed discussions between practitioners. The purpose of these editorial guidelines is to ensure the quality, credibility, and ethical standards of published content. All contributors must adhere to these guidelines for co-authorship.
Articles submitted for consideration must be completely unique and unpublished elsewhere. All forms of plagiarism are unacceptable, including self-plagiarism. Proper citation of sources and references is required.
Each author should have made a meaningful contribution to the study's design, execution, or interpretation. The order of writers should reflect the relative contributions of each person. Ghostwriting is not permitted.
Authors are expected to uphold the utmost standards of ethics. This includes obtaining permission for the use of copyrighted materials, disclosing any potential conflicts of interest, and ensuring compliance with ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
Articles should have an easy-to-follow format. Abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology (if relevant), analysis, discussion, conclusion, and references are typical sections to include.
When writing about legal topics, we suggest following the Bluebook citation format. The Bluebook provides a standard and comprehensive method of referencing legal resources such as court decisions, legislation, regulations, law review articles, and more.
**Recommended Bluebook citation formats for various sources:**
*Name v. Name, Volume Reporter Page (Court Year).*
*Title Abbreviation § Section Number (Year).*
c. Law Review Articles:
*Author(s), Title, Volume Journal Abbreviation Page (Year).*
*Author(s), Title Page Number (Edition Year).*
e. Online Sources:
*Author(s)/Organization, Title, URL, Accessed Date.*
All submitted articles will be subjected to a thorough peer review procedure designed to assess their overall quality, applicability, and potential impact on the field of legal studies. The reviews will be shared with the writers, and they may be asked to make changes before the final publication.
Articles submitted for publication may be accepted or rejected by the editorial board based on the quality, originality, and fit with our intended audience. Editorial board decisions are final.
Authors must grant publication rights to the journal while retaining their copyright. Proper attribution will be given to the authors in all published articles.
Editors and reviewers must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence their judgment during the peer review process. Authors should also disclose any conflicts of interest in their submitted articles.
In case errors or significant issues are discovered after publication, authors should promptly notify the editorial board. Corrections or retractions will be issued following careful consideration.
These editorial guidelines are intended to ensure the highest standards for scholarly legal articles and blogs. Authors are encouraged to carefully review and follow these guidelines to increase the likelihood of their work being accepted and published.