PLEASE read the entirety of the requirements presented below and on the following webpages. Submissions that do not comply with these requirements will be rejected outright.
Deadline: The deadline for submissions is Monday, 31 January 2022. Submissions after this date will not be considered.
This page is designed to help you ensure your submission is ready for and fits the scope of the journal. Before submitting, you must read over the guidelines here and then register an account (or login if you have an existing account).
The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is a law journal run by students of the UCL Faculty of Laws. The Journal will be available open access and the board welcomes papers covering all areas of law and jurisprudence. All submissions are assessed through double blind peer review.
The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (UCLJLJ) is a law journal edited and published by graduate (Masters and PhD) students of UCL Laws. The Journal publishes scholarly contributions from academics, researchers and practitioners, as well as showcasing outstanding research of post-graduate students at UCL. It accepts submissions in all areas of law and jurisprudence, reflecting the diverse and innovative areas of research at UCL Laws, and its distinguished tradition of legal philosophy. The Journal is a generalist publication, but runs occasional themed issues. The Board of Editors assesses all submissions through a double blind peer review. Since 2015, it has been published twice annually and is available through open access. We do not accept submissions via email.
Focus and Scope
The UCLJLJ publishes scholarly contributions from academics, researchers, and practitioners, as well as showcasing outstanding research by students. It accepts submissions in all areas of law and jurisprudence, reflecting the diverse and innovative areas of research at UCL Laws, and its distinguished tradition of legal philosophy. The UCLJLJ is a generalist publication, but runs occasional themed issues. You can find more information about UCLJLJ and prior issues at: https://student-journals.ucl.ac.uk/laj/.
- Users must agree to and comply with the following requirements and criteria set forth below. If your submission does not comply with these requirements, your submission will be rejected outright.
- Users will be required to register on this website and accept the T&C's prior to submitting articles. We do not accept submissions via email.
- You must submit your article in Microsoft Word format, including an abstract of approximately 150 words.
- Journal submissions are expected to meet the standards and style for publication (spelling, grammar, citations, etc.) at the time of submission.
- You can find more information about the expectations of journal submissions, including published articles from prior years, at: https://student-journals.ucl.ac.uk/laj/issues/.
- The deadline for submissions is Monday, 31 January 2022. Submissions after this date will not be considered.
Please note that an Article cannot be submitted, and the Journal cannot proceed to publication of the Article, if the terms of the UCL Open Access Student Journals Article Contributor Agreement are not agreed to by the Corresponding Contributor Author. By submitting to the Journal, the Corresponding Contributor Author confirms that the article (or any iteration of it) is not under consideration for publication by any other publisher and has not already been published under another publisher’s imprint and hereby agrees to the UCL Open Access Student Journals Article Contributor Agreement Terms (https://student-journals.ucl.ac.uk/site/contributor_agreement) on behalf any/all co-authors and all authors understand that these terms apply to the article when published.
UCLJLJ operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review.
Further information regarding peer review can be found on the editorial policy pages.
Journal of Law and Jurisprudence allows the following licences for submission:
- CC BY 4.0
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
All UCL Open Access Student Journals do not charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication and UCLJLJ authors of accepted papers will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication before publication of their article.
In the 2021-2022 academic year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and installation of a new UCLJLJ website, we will only be publishing one volume in 2022 Spring. Please bear with us as we navigate these difficult adjustments. We apologize for any inconvenience.