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Author Guidelines

The Submission of Manuscripts

From now on all submissions to the The Denning Law Journal must be submitted online at http://www.denninglawjournal.com

Full instructions and support are available on the site but in order to submit an article the author must first register with the website as an “Author” and be issued with a user name and password. Subsequent submissions merely require an author to login.

The author will be required to declare that:

  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 provided in Microsoft Word.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-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.

In submitting manuscripts authors should observe the following:

Articles should be submitted as two unprotected Word files. One file should include the title page with author information. For blind review purposes, the second file should exclude any author information, in addition to eliminating author identification on the properties line of the pdf file.

Manuscripts submitted to the Journal are subject to initial review by the Editor and, if regarded as suitable for the Journal, by editorial board review or external reviewer.

  1. The author’s name (and those of any co-authors), address(es) and email address(es) (of each co-author) should appear on a separate sheet. The title of the article and a note of the total number of words should also appear on this sheet.
  2. All contributions should be accompanied by a short abstract and key words.
    Footnotes should appear on the same page as the relevant text, and be indicated by Arabic numerals.
  3. Internal cross referencing should be to footnotes only (not pages).
  4. References to statutes and cases should follow the style set out below. The publishers are unable to check the accuracy of references and the onus of accuracy falls on the author.

Corrections and amendments of contributions at proof stage are very expensive. Authors are asked to make sure their typescript is carefully checked and finalised particularly with regard to internal cross referencing and the citation of references. Afterthoughts cannot be incorporated on proofs.

Licence Form

Authors will be required to sign a Licence Form for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the Licence Form is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. Please note that signature of the Licence Form does not affect ownership of copyright in the material. After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the form for further details).  To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office.

Proofs

The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to the web site. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author at the submission stage. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Further instructions will be sent with the proof.

Formatting

Please use the Oscola standard. This can be found at

http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/publications/oscola.php

Exceptions

Quotes and Quote marks

Quote marks should be double, with single for quotes within quotes.

Ibid

First letter of Ibid to be upper case.

 

Extracts and quoted material

To be distinguished by indentation, when of three or more lines' length. Indented quotes to be preceded by a colon.

Interpolations (ie comments by the author such as: [my emphasis]) should be indicated by the use of square brackets. To indicate omitted words, three full points . . . separated equally from one another and from any preceding or succeeding words or quotations marks are sufficient.

Quotes should be indented and justified on both sides.

The footnote for the quote should follow the quote: as follows:

“It was decided…because………at that time.”fn number here

Cross-references

Cross-references should be to footnote number and associated text.

We encourage authors to use the Word software that enables automatic correction of footnote numbers. See screen shot below. On the tool bar please go to :

references/crossreference/footnotes.

Use ‘above’ and ‘below’, not ‘infra’ and ‘supra’.

When cross referencing, do so as follows:

Ibid, at 123. (For journal articles)

Ibid, p 123. (For monographs, books, textbooks etc)

Above n 3, at 122. (For journal articles)

Above n 3, p 3. (For monographs, books, textbooks etc)

Footnotes and quotes

Footnote numbers should be placed after punctuation. If the footnote is referencing a quote, the footnote should come after the quotation marks.

 

 

 

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  Microsoft Word.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-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.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors retain the copyright and grant to the Journal the right to publish under license.

Authors retain the right to use their article (provided you acknowledge the published original in standard bibliographic citation form) in the following ways, as long as you do not sell it or give it away in ways that would conflict with our commercial business interests:

internal educational or other purposes of your own institution or company;

mounted on your own or your institutions website;

posted to free public servers of preprints and or article in your subject area;

or in whole or in part, as the basis for your own further publications or spoken presentations. 

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.