Information For Authors

Please follow the author guidance with care.

The online submissions process is open. To submit to the journal, first-time authors need to contact the Production Editor Marie Selwood  to request registration.

Once you have your login details, please visit the submissions page to begin the process of submitting your full-length article or shorter piece. If you have any queries about the suitability of your submission for the journal, please contact the Chief Editor Dr Mark Flear.

Full-length articles

Articles of any length will be considered for publication, but should not normally exceed 12,000 words. All articles MUST have an abstract (max 250 words) and at least three keywords (max 10). Note that the NILQ follows the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA): see OSCOLA Fourth Edition. For further information, see the 'Notes for Contributors'.

Shorter pieces

Founded in 1936, the NILQ is a generalist peer-reviewed academic law journal that endeavours to provide critical insight into topics of interest to the legal profession throughout the United Kingdom and the world. To this end, the journal accepts shorter items in the same format from members of the legal community at various stages of professional development. Practitioners, parliamentarians, members of the judiciary, academics at all stages of postgraduate study and professional researchers are invited to contribute to the NILQ concerning topics of general or specific interest under the section heading ‘Commentaries and Notes’. For further information, see the 'Notes for Contributors'.

If you are unsure about the suitability of your prospective submission, please contact the Chief Editor Dr Mark Flear.

If your article is accepted, we will need you to complete and sign our standard copyright form before publication. Electronic signatures are acceptable.