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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 Microsoft Word document file format. I have included the manuscript, an anonymous version of my manuscript, and a curriculum vitae.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • I am aware of and agree with the publication of my article being licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)

Author Guidelines


Submissions can be sent digitally, in Word format, to our editors at All submissions should include the following three files:

  1. The manuscript in Word format.
  2. An anonymous version of the manuscript in Word format. Only this version will be sent for peer review, and thus, should not contain information that may reveal the author’s identity. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the submission is anonymous. This may also include refraining from publishing the manuscript online until after peer review.
  3. A curriculum vitae for each author.

Guidelines For Manuscripts

• All manuscripts, whether solicited or unsolicited, should be between 8,000 to 12,000 words, including footnotes.
• All manuscripts should include a 300 word abstract.
• Exclusivity is expected. We will not accept manuscripts under review or that have been published elsewhere. The exception to this is if the article has been previously published in a different language.
• Submissions must contain footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should be in conformity with OSCOLA 4th Edition, with the following amendment.
• CJEU cases should be cited by referring to the relevant ECLI, rather than referring to the official report or notice in the OJ.
• We only accept manuscripts that are written in English. However, we fully appreciate the dynamic and wide-ranging nature of European Union law. In order to give thorough treatment to all perspectives, we strongly encourage the use of non-English sources where possible.

Editorial Process

All submissions undergo a four-step review procedure.

• Submitted manuscripts are firstly screened by the editors who will determine whether the article is suitable for publication. Suitability does not only depend on whether the manuscript meets the high-quality requirements, but also whether the submission falls within the scope of the journal. Authors will be informed no longer than one month after submission whether their manuscript will proceed to peer review.
• After the in-house assessment, the submission will undergo double-blind peer review. In this stage the manuscript will be checked for accuracy, analytical reasoning and originality. 
• The author will be informed of the outcome of the review. Based on the suggestions of the reviewers, the author may be asked to make necessary changes to the manuscript before publication.
• As a last step, the manuscript will undergo copy editing. At this point, the content of the article is no longer under assessment, and only grammatical and stylistic changes are made.

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