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Guidelines and Policies for Contributors

Guidelines and Policies for Contributors (Revised 07/02/2022)

It is advised that prospective contributors consult the Law Journal’s WordPress site and our blogposts that further illustrate what is expected during our submission periods. Please consult our full pdf document for a complete overview of what you need to know as a contributor to the Journal: Guidelines and Policies for Contributors

Submission policy – Key points:

  • Abstract submissions should be no longer than 350 words.
  • Use font size 11, 1.5pt spacing and ‘Justify’ Footnotes should be font size 9 with 1pt spacing.
  • Papers and ideas based on coursework with a final grade that is not subject to change may be submitted to the Journal.
  • Work published elsewhere may not be submitted or published by the Journal. It is the responsibility of the contributor to inform us of this prior to the publication of a paper.
  • Abstracts and papers should focus wholly, or in substantial part, on the law or a legal issue(s), though we accept interdisciplinary papers that heavily incorporate the law or legal issues.
  • The style guide used for papers should be ‘Chicago: Notes and Bibliography’.
  • If you are unclear on any of the guidelines outlined in the Guidelines, please email the Law Journal via lawjournal@st-andrews.ac.uk.

By Oliver Roberts

Editor in Chief, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Editor

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