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Author Guidelines

Generally, the Journal accepts the following types of manuscripts:

  1. Articles between 8,000 and 12,000 words including footnotes;
  2. Case Notes between 4,000 and 6,000 words including footnotes; and
  3. Book Reviews between 1,000 and 2,000 words including footnotes;


Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication with other journals will not be considered. Please note that all manuscripts must be submitted in Word (.doc) or Richtext (.rtf) format and must comply with OSCOLA.  Manuscripts should use a 12 point font, be single-spaced and should employ italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). Submissions should contain an abstract of between 100 and 200 words (not counted towards the word limit).

The number of words in the text and (separately if possible) the footnotes should be stated in and/or with the submission according to the chosen type of manuscript. Please ensure that your manuscript does not contain any reference to your personal or professional identity, including name, initials, university, or any other means to identify you (see also “Link to Ensuring Blind Peer Review”). The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence accepts co-authored manuscripts insofar as these are in compliance with the submission guidelines herein.


Please note that the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is unlikely to consider submissions which substantially deviate from the above requirements and will not review or consider submissions submitted via email.

Please do not hesitate to contact the journal should you have any queries concerning the submission guidelines and/or process:


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. 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.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post pre-publication, draft versions of their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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