Call for Papers: Queensland University of Technology Law Review’s Special Edition For Emerging Legal and Socio-Legal Scholars’: Submit by July 31

Queensland University of Technology Law Review invites articles for its forthcoming Special Edition, highlighting a broad range of emerging issues and research currently in progress in law and socio-legal disciplines. 


This Special Edition is designed to provide an introduction to academic publishing for higher degree by research students. Articles will be subject to rigorous blind peer review, but we encourage submissions that present projects still in progress and do not yet have firm conclusions or results.

Peer reviewers will focus on the ability of the article to present a novel methodological or conceptual approach to an existing problem or to identify a new socio-legal issue that has not been extensively studied.

Submitted manuscripts will also be evaluated for technical competency and standard English expression. The word limit for this Special Edition is 4,000–5,000 words (excluding footnotes).

Submissions are due by 31 July 2014, and the Special Edition will be published in late 2014. We also encourage students to participate in the review process for this edition in order to gain experience in academic publishing. Please contact Nicolas Suzor to register your interest.

Articles submitted may include (but are not limited to):

• Scoping articles that set out the justification for a new theoretical or methodological approach to a significant problem.

• Critical reviews of the literature that identify a conceptual gap surrounding existing ways of thinking about an issue.

• Early-stage research or pilot projects that highlight an emerging socio-legal issue not well understood in the literature.

Information and Instructions for Authors

1. Articles should be submitted through the QUT Law Review website HERE which includes relevant editorial & copyright policies. Authors should click the Author box at the bottom of the Register page as this ensures you can upload your paper to the site.

2. Contributions should comply with the QUT Law Review Editorial Style and format Guidelines, available HERE.

3. Contributions should follow the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne University Law Review Association) which is available online HERE.

4. Articles should be 4,000 – 5,000 words in length (excluding footnotes).

5. Contributors are requested to submit an abstract of approximately 150 words as well as one paragraph of biographical details.

6. Submissions must not have been published in, or submitted to, any other publication.

7. All articles appearing in the journal are anonymously peer-reviewed. Authors will be notified as soon as possible of the decision of the Editorial Committee regarding publication.

8. Although articles will be subject to a rigorous editing process, the accuracy of quotations, titles, names, dates and footnotes is the responsibility of the author.

9. The QUT Law Review is an open access publication. Copyright in any submitted article remains with the author, and articles are published online in PDF format licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

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