CALL FOR PAPERS

International & Comparative Law Journal

CALL FOR PAPERS

  1. About the Journal and its Objectives

The International & Comparative Law Journal [ICLJ] is a publication of London College of Legal Studies (South). The Journal is jointly run by the students and faculty of LCLS South, and shall implement a double blind peer review system from the upcoming issue (Volume 3 Issue 2). The aim of the Journal is to create an academic forum for legal scholarship, and while the initial focal point of the Journal was on International Law, we have since expanded our scope to propagate a deeper understanding of all matters related to law and have no jurisdictional limitations. Inter-disciplinary law-related academic work is also encouraged to reflect the interconnection of law with other fields of study, and the influence the law has on other areas of society. The Journal encourages not only critical analysis of the law in effect, but hopes academics use this forum to propose legal reform and light up the path forward for the law. To further the impact of our work, the Journal operates on an open access model, making the articles published freely available on our website as well as in print media.

  1. Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the ICLJ is a combination of passionate senior law students and experienced faculty of LCLS South. The Editorial Board is assisted by a pool of peer reviewers ranging from veteran professionals in legal practice to exceptionally scholarly law students.

  1. Submission Process

All submissions must be submitted online in a Word document and through email at <icljeditorialteam@gmail.com>

Authors must not mention any detail regarding their identity or institutional affiliations in the manuscript submitted. Authors must also submit a Cover Letter with the name(s) of the Author(s), their institutional affiliation, contact information including email and phone number, any degrees completed or they are currently undertaking and the title of their manuscript.

Also included in the Cover Letter should be an abstract describing the manuscript in no more than 200 words. An undertaking as to the work submitted is genuine and the author is the original owner of the work, and the same is not published anywhere before

  1. Style Guidelines

The ICLJ accepts submissions in the following categories:

  • Short Articles: 1000-2500 words
  • Long Articles: 2500-5000 words
  • Case Note: 1000-2000 words
  • Book Reviews: 1000-2000 words

All word limits are exclusive of footnotes

The journal is flexible on the word count depending on the quality of the submission. Co-authorship is allowed with no limitations whatsoever. Referencing and citations must be in conformity with the latest version of the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) referencing style.

Formatting Guidelines:

  • The submission must be word-processed and in Times New Roman.
  • The main text should be in font size 12 and footnotes in font size 10.
  • The main text should have a line spacing of 1.5 and footnotes must have a line spacing of 1.
  • The main text must have Justify alignment and footnotes must have text aligned to the Left.
  • A one line gap must be maintained between all paragraphs and headings.
  • All hyperlinks must be in black colour and must not be underlined.
  1. Conditions of Publication

(A) Exclusive Submission Policy

All submissions to the Journal should be original and unpublished and should not be simultaneously be considered by any other publication

(B) Indemnity for Liability

Submissions are accepted for the publication on the condition that they do not infringe on the copyright or any other rights of any third parties and that the work does not contain any obscene, defamatory or racially prejudiced material. If the manuscript contains any third party material including figures and tables, copyright, the author must promise that they 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. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism and any submission that is found to be plagiarized will be rejected.

(C) Copyright Policy

As a condition of publication, the authors grant the Journal an irrevocable, transferable, exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, publish and distribute their submission(s) in all media including but not limited to print and any electronic services. The license is granted for the duration of the subsistence of the copyright including any extensions and/or renewals.

Queries

For any and all queries, please contact the Editorial Board through email at icljeditorialteam@gmail.com. Follow us on our Facebook Page as well to be up to date regarding the latest about our Journal @lclsiclj (International & Comparative Law Journal).

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