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Instructions for Authors

1. PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF TYPESCRIPTS

The paper should be typed on one side only with double spacing on A4 (297 x 210 mm) paper or its nearest equivalent with a minimum left hand margin of 2.5 cm. Pages must be in numbered sequence. A short abstract of 220 words or less that concisely outlines the substance of the paper and states its principal conclusions should accompany each typescript, on a separate sheet. The journal adopts a guideline of 10,000 words of text for an article, excluding endnotes, but does not encourage lengthy endnotes.

All contributions should be sent to Mr. John Eekelaar, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, UK.

Alternatively manuscripts can be submitted by email to john.eekelaar@law.ox.ac.uk following the formatting specifications above.

If submitting in hard copy please submit three copies of each typescript. Typescripts will not be returned unless special arrangements have been made to this effect.

Articles submitted for publication must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2. REFERENCES

Literature references in the text should state the author's name followed by the year of publication. The full citation should appear in alphabetical order of author in a Reference section at the conclusion of the article and should consist of the author's name and initials, year, title of paper (or book), title of journal, volume, and initial and terminal page numbers (or, in the case of books, place of publication, name of publisher, and page or chapter numbers).

If you use Reference Manager to facilitate referencing citations (not required for submission), this journal's style is available for use.

Reference to legal materials (for example, legislation, case names, or law reports or code references) may be made by sequential numbering at the relevant point in the text, the full citations being listed numerically in a Notes section preceding the Reference section at the conclusion of the article. The mode of citation of legal material employed by the system of origin of the article will be acceptable.

3. TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS

Tables should be typed, without vertical lines, on a separate sheet and the approximate position in the text indicated by a marginal note. Original graphs and line drawings must be submitted in a form ready for the printer. Diagrams must be drawn in black ink on a white or faint blue lined background. Care should be taken that lettering and detail is large enough to withstand the necessary reduction in size. Each illustration should be labelled in pencil on the back with the figure number, the author's name and the short title of the paper, and packed flat. Legends should be typed on a separate sheet.

Please ensure that the prepared electronic image files print at a legible size and are of a high quality for publication. For useful information on preparing your figures for publication, go to http://cpc.cadmus.com/da. You can also see our figure guidelines.

4. SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS FOR REVIEW

Materials for review should be sent to Mr. Jonathan Herring, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP

5. 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 one such service 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.

6. PROOFS

Authors will receive proofs of their articles for correction. No major changes are permissible at this stage and alterations should be restricted to correction of typographical errors.

7. COPYRIGHT

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

It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors assign copyright 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. In assigning copyright, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and Oxford University Press is notified in writing and in advance.

8. OPEN ACCESS

IJLPF 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 IJLPF 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.

Open Access charges
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 - £1750/ $2800 / €2275
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.

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.

9. OFFPRINTS

Authors will receive electronic access to their paper free of charge. Prices for purchasing offprints can be found on the online order form. Orders for printed offprints received after the issue has been sent to press will be subject to a 100% surcharge.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the EU, we 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.