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Submission Policy

Journal of Legal Analysis operates an exclusive submission policy. As part of the online submission process, authors are asked to confirm that their manuscript has been submitted solely to the JLA and is not currently published, in press, or submitted elsewhere.

Authors should submit their manuscript via the online submission site. An abstract of not more than 100 words should accompany each manuscript. Footnotes should also be double spaced and numbered sequentially. A style sheet is available to download (PDF file).

Language Editing

Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. If you would like information about such services please click here. There are other specialist language editing companies that offer similar services and you can also use any of these. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services.

JEL Codes

Journal of Legal Analysis offers browse-by-subject using JEL codes. If they wish, authors may include JEL codes with manuscript during submission. If you have any question regarding JEL codes, please visit the following web site: http://www.aeaweb.org/journal/jel_class_system.html

Free and Permanent URL for Authors

Journal of Legal Analysis offers publishing authors a free and permanent URL link to their article. URL links will be distributed upon online publication.

Self-Archiving Policy
For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.

Crossref Funding Data Registry

In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources, or state if there are none, during the submission process. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.

Permissions for Illustrations and Figures

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Third-Party Content in Open Access papers

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Open Access Licence

JLA authors are required to complete an Open Access license agreement which reflects the open access model outlined below. Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.

Articles published under the JLA open access model are made freely available online immediately upon publication without subscription barriers to access. Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in JLA can use the Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC BY-NC) for their articles. Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.
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• The original authorship is properly and fully attributed.
• The journal and publisher are attributed as the original place of publication with correct citation details given.
• If an original work is subsequently reproduced or disseminated not in its entirety but only in part or as a derivative work this is clearly indicated.
• No articles are reproduced for commercial purposes without the prior consent of OUP Rights and Permissions.

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