Call for Papers: Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law [AJCCL]: Submit by May 31

Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law

Call for Submissions

For the November 2016 Inaugural Issue

The Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law (AJCCL) is published by JUTA Law of South Africa and hosted by the Kenya School of Law, Nairobi, Kenya.

AJCCL calls for unpublished articles, reviews (book and case reviews) on constitutional law issues that focus on, or that are relevant to Africa and the developing world for publication in its November 2016 inaugural issue.

Publications that focus on constitutional law issues in other regions will still be considered for publication if they have comparative value to the theory and practice of constitutional law in Africa and the developing world.

In essence, therefore, contributions that focus on constitutional law in the developing world through a comparative approach are welcome.


The deadline for sending submissions for the current call is 31 May 2016.

Submission Guidelines

For a submission to be accepted, it must conform to the following general guidelines:

It should be original;

It should not have been published elsewhere;

It should not have been submitted elsewhere for publishing;

It should conform to the prescribed style guidelines;

Its length should be between 8,000 and 16,000 words for articles and up to 3,000 for book and case reviews (including footnotes);

It should be typed in Times New Roman, at 12 point (footnotes 10 point) font size and with 1.5 line spacing;

It should include a short professional profile of the author(s);

Articles should be in conformity with the citation style prescribed in the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).

Submission Procedure

It should be sent electronically by e-mail in Word format (MS Word) to [email protected]

The 2006 edition of OSCOLA has citation guidelines for international instruments, such as treaties, resolutions adopted under the United Nations and decisions of the International Court of Justice, while the 2012 version is an updated guide for other authorities, such as books, book chapters and journals and has general information on format and cross referencing.

For further details, click HERE.

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