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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Notes for Contributors.
  • The text does not include the author's/authors' name(s) on the paper or reference the author's/authors' previous work in a way that might identify them.
  • The text is double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • All illustrations, figures and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where necessary, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

The NILQ is currently accepting submissions via email to the Chief Editor. Please see our 'For authors' and 'Submissions' pages for details. Submissions should be emailed to the Chief Editor Dr Mark Flear.

Note: The electronic submission process will be opened during 2018 and announced via the 'For authors' page and via email notification to subscribers. At that stage, authors will need to request registration from the Production Editor, Marie Selwood. Once registered, authors will then simply log in and begin the five-step process. Potential authors can request registration at any time and do not necessarily have to wait until they have a completed article or short piece.

Preparing your article for submission

Articles of any length will be considered for publication, but should not normally exceed 10,000 words. Shorter items under the headings of Cases, Trends in the Market for Legal Services, and Legislation are also welcomed. Full details are available on our 'For authors' page, including Notes for Contributors and details of our preferred referencing style: the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). 

If you have any queries about the suitability of your article for publication in the NILQ, please contact the Chief Editor: Dr Mark Flear. 

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