Information for Authors
The principal objectives of Statute Law Review are to provide a vehicle for the consideration of the legislative process, the use of legislation as an instrument of public policy and of the drafting and interpretation of legislation. Statute Law Review, was first established in 1980 and is the only journal of its kind within the Commonwealth. It is of particular value to lawyers in both private practice and in public service, and to academics, both lawyers and political scientists, who write and teach within the field of legislation.
HOW TO CONTACT THE EDITORIAL OFFICE
Editorial correspondence (and preliminary enquiries) should be addressed to:
Adelaide House London Bridge London EC4R 9HA
BOOKS FOR REVIEW
Please send all books for review to Daniel Greenberg, at the address above.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Please read these instructions carefully and follow them closely to ensure that the review and publication of your paper is as efficient and quick as possible. The Editors reserve the right to return manuscripts that are not in accordance with these instructions. All material to be considered for publication in Statute Law Review should be submitted in electronic form via the journal's online submission system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/statlaw. Once you have prepared your manuscript according to the information below, instructions on how to submit your manuscript online can be found by clicking here. Work submitted for publication must be previously unpublished, not under consideration for publication elsewhere and, if accepted, it should not then be published elsewhere in the same form. If previously published figures, tables, or parts of text are to be included, the copyright-holder's permission must have been obtained prior to submission. Further information is provided below.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Papers must be clearly written in English. As a rule, articles should not exceed 7,000 words (footnotes and references will not be counted as part of this total). Longer articles will be considered on their merits. All material should be double-spaced. In addition to the full title of the paper, authors should supply a running title of less than 40 characters. The author's name should appear centred under the title. An asterisked (*) footnote should give the author's position, institutional address and (if desired) brief acknowledgements. Degrees and qualifications should not be included. Papers should also be accompanied by an abstract, which summarizes the paper in less than 200 words. Any footnotes or references should appear in numerical order. The footnote number follows any closing punctuation.
Please prepare your typescript text using a word-processing package (save in .doc or .rtf format). PDF files may be acceptable for some journals, especially if you have used LaTeX to write your manuscript. Typescripts should be double-spaced. Please number each page. Authors should upload a single file containing the complete manuscript (i.e. title page, abstract, text, figures and tables), as this makes the reviewing process easier for Editors and referees. This applies to the original version of the manuscript and any revised versions. Due to figure file size constraints, you may have to submit separate files for figures. The location of Tables and Figures should be indicated in the text. Please use short, simple filenames when saving all your documents, and avoid special characters, punctuation marks, symbols (such as &), and spaces. If you are a Macintosh user, you must also type the extension at the end of the file name you choose (.doc, .rtf, .jpg, .gif, .tif, .xls, .pdf, .eps, .ppt, .mov or .qt).
Other helpful hints are: (i) use the TAB key once for paragraph indents; (ii) where possible use Times New Roman for the text font and Symbol for any Greek and special characters; (iii) use the word processing formatting features to indicate Bold, Italic, Greek, Maths, Superscript and Subscript characters; (iv) please avoid using underline: for cases use italic; for emphasis use bold; (v) clearly identify unusual symbols and Greek letters; (vi) differentiate between the letter O and zero, and the letters I and l and the number 1. If required, hard copy manuscripts must be typed on one side only of the paper (preferably A4), double spaced, and with a margin of at least 2.5cm on the left hand side. The name of the author(s) should appear at the beginning immediately under the title, with an asterisked footnote giving the present position of the author(s) and an address (including email) for contact by readers, together with any desired acknowledgement. Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of all references.
The first page of the manuscript must give: title of paper, contributor names, and the full address (including email) of the author designated to receive proofs/correspondence, and total word count. It is important that authors ensure the following: (i) all names have the correct spelling and are in the correct order (first name, then family name); (ii) initials are correct. Occasionally, the distinction between surnames and forenames can be ambiguous, and this is to ensure that the authors’ full surnames and forenames are tagged correctly, for accurate indexing online.
An abstract of no more than 200 words should be included with all submissions. The Abstract should be comprehensible to readers before they have read the paper, and reference citations must be avoided. It is essential that the Abstract clearly states the legal importance of the work described in the paper.
References should be formatted as footnotes in numerical order. The in-text citation to the footnote number follows any closing punctuation.
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.
PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE FIGURES AND EXTRACTS
Permission to reproduce copyright material, for print and online publication in perpetuity, must be cleared and if necessary paid for by the author; this includes applications and payments to DACS, ARS and similar licensing agencies where appropriate. Evidence in writing that such permissions have been secured from the rights-holder must be made available to the editors. It is also the author's responsibility to include acknowledgements as stipulated by the particular institutions. Please note that obtaining copyright permission could take some time. Oxford Journals can offer information and documentation to assist authors in securing print and online permissions: please see the Guidelines for Authors section at http://www.oxfordjournals.org/access_purchase/rights_permissions.html. Should you require copies of this then please contact the editorial office of the journal in question or the Oxford Journals Rights department on email@example.com.
For a copyright prose work, it is recommended that permission is obtained for the use of extracts longer than 400 words; a series of extracts totalling more than 800 words, of which any one extract is more than 300 words; or an extract or series of extracts comprising one-quarter of the work or more. For poetry: an extract of more than 40 lines; series of extracts totalling more than 40 lines; an extract comprising one-quarter or more of a complete poem.
COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form. Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.
Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in Statute Law Review can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles: Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC BY-NC) Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND)
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You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:
Regular charge - £1850/ $3000 / €2450 Reduced Rate Developing country charge* - £925 / $1500 / €1225 *Visit our Developing Countries page for a list of qualifying countries
Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply.
Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution, and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.
Authors are sent page proofs by email. These should be checked immediately and corrections, as well as answers to any queries, returned to the publishers as an annotated PDF via email or fax within 3 working days (further details are supplied with the proof). It is the author's responsibility to check proofs thoroughly.
Authors will receive electronic access to their paper free of charge once it has been published. Authors will also have the option to purchase offprints and single issues at the author services site. A link to this site will be provided by the production office, and the site can also be used to purchase any additional offprint requirements. Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from elsewhere in the EU you or your institution should account for VAT by way of a reverse charge. Please provide us with your or your institution’s VAT number.
AUTHOR SELF-ARCHIVING/PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY
For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.
Advance Access articles are published online soon after they have been accepted for publication, in advance of their appearance in a printed journal. Appearance in Advance Access constitutes official publication, and the Advance Access version can be cited by a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier). When an article appears in an issue, it is removed from the Advance Access page. Articles posted for Advance Access have been copyedited and typeset and any corrections included. This is before they are paginated for inclusion in a specific issue of the journal. Once an article appears in an issue, both versions of the paper continue to be accessible and citable.