Law Students Invited to Publish

Friend and fellow lawprof Dan Hunter passes on this call for papers aimed at law students:

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Edition for emerging socio-legal scholars

QUT Law Review invites articles for its forthcoming Special Edition, highlighting emerging issues in Law and socio-legal disciplines.

For this special issue, we are seeking submissions from students undertaking higher degrees by research and from other early career researchers. We aim to highlight a broad range of emerging issues and provide an overview of research currently in progress.

This Special Edition is designed to provide an introduction to academic publishing for higher degree by research students. Articles will be subject to rigorous blind peer review, but we encourage submissions that present projects still in progress and do not yet have firm conclusions or results. Peer reviewers will focus on the ability of the article to present a novel methodological or conceptual approach to an existing problem or to identify a new socio-legal issue that has not been extensively studied. Submitted manuscripts will also be evaluated for technical competency and standard English expression.

The word limit for this Special Edition is 4,000–5,000 words (excluding footnotes). Submissions are due by 31 July 2014, and the Special Edition will be published in late 2014.

We also encourage students to participate in the review process for this edition in order to gain experience in academic publishing. Please contact Nicolas Suzor to register your interest.

Articles submitted may include (but are not limited to): · Scoping articles that set out the justification for a new theoretical or methodological approach to a significant problem. · Critical reviews of the literature that identify a conceptual gap surrounding existing ways of thinking about an issue. · Early-stage research or pilot projects that highlight an emerging socio-legal issue not well understood in the literature.

The special edition will be edited by QUT faculty members, Andrew Garwood-Gowers, Ben Mathews and Nicolas Suzor

Deadline for submission of articles: July 31 2014.

— Information and Instructions for Authors

1. Articles should be submitted through the QUT Law Review website (https://lr.law.qut.edu.au/index) which includes relevant editorial & copyright policies. Authors should click the Author box at the bottom of the Register page as this ensures you can upload your paper to the site.

2. Contributions should comply with the QUT Law Review Editorial Style and format Guidelines, available at: https://lr.law.qut.edu.au/public/journals/1/QUTLREditorialStyleGuide_130411.pdf.

3. Contributions should follow the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne University Law Review Association) which is available online at: http://mulr.com.au/AGLC3.pdf

4. Articles should be 4,000 – 5,000 words in length (excluding footnotes).

5. Contributors are requested to submit an abstract of approximately 150 words as well as one paragraph of biographical details.

6. Submissions must not have been published in, or submitted to, any other publication.

7. All articles appearing in the journal are anonymously peer-reviewed. Authors will be notified as soon as possible of the decision of the Editorial Committee regarding publication.

8. Although articles will be subject to a rigorous editing process, the accuracy of quotations, titles, names, dates and footnotes is the responsibility of the author.

9. The QUT Law Review is an open access publication. Copyright in any submitted article remains with the author, and articles are published online in PDF format licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

— General Information about the Law Review

The Queensland University of Technology Law Review publishes both General Editions and Special Editions, framed around specific and topical themes. Articles are published online in PDF format by the School of Law, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. Articles are double-blind peer-reviewed after consideration by a member of the Editorial Board. Details of the editorial and publication process are available at https://lr.law.qut.edu.au/index.

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