Submissions

Submission is currently disabled for this journal.

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.  

EXTENSION:  The deadline for submissions has been extended until Sunday, 25 April 2021.  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.


About UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence

The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 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.

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Focus and Scope for UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence

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/.


Submission Checklist

  • 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 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/.
  • EXTENSION:  The deadline for submissions has been extended until Sunday, 25 April 2021.  Submissions after this date will not be considered. 


Acceptance Criteria

  • Successful submissions will add an original contribution to the legal field or propose an answer to a complex and/or yet unanswered legal question.
  • We accept articles of between 8,000-12,000 words, case notes of 6,000-8,000 words, and book reviews of 1,000-2,000 words, inclusive of footnotes or other supporting text.  
  • Authors must submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s), for peer review.
  • Contributions that have already been published, online or otherwise, or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered.  UCLJLJ reserves the right to deny publication of articles if submitted works are found published or are under consideration for publication.
  • All submissions must be appropriately referenced and comply with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).  
  • UCLJLJ reserves the right to employ plagiarism-checking software on submissions received, in line with the UCL Open Access Student Journals Editorial Policy.
  • EXTENSION:  The deadline for submissions has been extended until Sunday, 25 April 2021.  Submissions after this date will not be considered. 


Copyright Notice

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.


Licences

UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    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.

Publication Fees

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.


Peer Review

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.


Publication Cycle

In the 2020-2021 academic year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and installation of a new UCLJLJ website, we will only be publishing one volume in 2021 Autumn.  Please bear with us as we navigate these difficult adjustments.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


Sections

Public Submissions

Peer Reviewed

Indexed


Article


Case Note


Book Review