Information for authors
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.
Full length articles
Articles of any length will be considered for publication, but should not normally exceed 10,000 words. All articles must have an abstract (max 150 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 About the Journal page and the Notes for Contributors.
Founded in 1936, the NILQ is a generalist peer-reviewed academic law journal that endeavors to provide critical insight into topics of interest to the legal profession throughout the United Kingdom and the world. To this end, the Editors are now accepting original research of approximately 2,000 words in length (including footnotes) in OSCOLA format from members of the legal community at various stages of professional development. Practitioners, parliamentarians, members of the judiciary as well as academics at all stages of postgraduate study including professional researchers are invited to contribute to the NILQ concerning the three topics specified below. Correspondence should be sent directly to the Editors of the particular section via the email addresses provided. For further information, see the About the Journal page and the Notes for Contributors.
For prospective submission of pieces on topics outside the scope of these sections, please contact Dr Mark Flear. For information on longer pieces see our 'For authors' page or contact Dr Mark Flear for details.