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The Journal intends to afford the authors flexibility. When submitting a manuscript, each author represents that the submission is original and gives the Journal the right of first refusal. The first peer-review of a manuscript is usually completed within six weeks. The normal rules against conflicts of interest apply.

Manuscripts. The Journal invites submission of unsolicited manuscripts. Send all queries and submissions by e-mail (no hard copy accepted) to the Editor-in-chief. Authors are invited to consult the style guide. You can download the current reference style for this journal at EndNote's website.

Book Reviews. To make arrangements, send an email with the name of the author, title and publication data, in all regular font, to the Editor-in-chief. The Journal does not promise to review any book or provide free copies to publishers of any books reviewed.

Offprints and toll-free link. No royalty will be paid for any article. All contributors of published articles will have free online access to the PDF and HTML version of their article. You will receive a link to this site from the Production office when your paper has been accepted for publication in the journal. Any offprints or single issue copies may be ordered using the Oxford Journals Author Services site.

It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors grant an exclusive licence to Oxford University Press. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. As part of the licence agreement, authors may use their own material in other publications of which they are authors or editors, provided that the Journal is acknowledged in writing as the original place of publication and Oxford University Press as the publisher. 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 submission process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.

Chinese Journal of International Law authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in Chinese Journal of International Law 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)

Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.

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 - £1000/ $1600 / €1300
List B Developing country charge* - £875 / $1400 / €1135
List A Developing country charge* - £0 /$0 / €0
*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.

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Advance Access citation
Articles in this journal are now assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). A DOI is a unique identifier of an article and can be used either to link to the online version of the article, or as additional information in a citation. Unlike a standard URL, the DOI of an article never changes, and so will work in perpetuity. To use a DOI as a link to the online version of an article, prefix the DOI with http://dx.doi.org/ or go to the dx.doi.org website and enter the DOI.

Papers published in Advance Access are citeable using the DOI and publication date. An example of an Advance Access citation is given below:

Davies, M., Takala J. P. and Tyrer J. 'Sentencing Burglars and Explaining the Differences Between Jurisdictions: Implications for Convergence', British Journal of Criminology Advance Access published May 7, 2004, 10.1093/bjc/azh035.

The same paper in its final form would be cited:

Davies, M., Takala J. P. and Tyrer J. 'Sentencing Burglars and Explaining the Differences Between Jurisdictions: Implications for Convergence', British Journal of Criminology, 44(5), pp. 741-758. First published May 7, 2004: 10.1093/bjc/azh035.