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Please read these instructions carefully and follow them strictly 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 Uniform Law Review should be submitted by email to the Editorial Office (details below). Please prepare your manuscript according to the instructions below.

Work submitted for publication must be previously unpublished, not under consideration for publication elsewhere and, if accepted, it should not then be published elsewhere in the same form.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.


Editorial Correspondence (and preliminary enquiries) should be addressed to the Editorial Office.


Papers must be clearly written in English or French. Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format. Margins of at least 25 mm should be left around all sides of the text. In addition to the full title of the paper, authors should supply a short title for the header of less than 40 characters. The authors’ names should appear centred under the title. An asterisked (*) footnote should give the corresponding author's position, institutional address and (if desired) brief acknowledgements (please see Title Page for more details). Papers should also be accompanied by an abstract, which summarizes the paper in less than 300 words. Any footnotes or references should appear in numerical order. The footnote number follows any closing punctuation in English, precedes it in French.

Please prepare your typescript text using a word-processing package (save in .doc, .docx or .rtf format).

Authors should send 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 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.

Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of all references.

Title Page

The title should be short, specific and informative. The first name, initial(s), and surname of each author should appear centred below the title. It is editorial policy to list only one author for correspondence. The corresponding author should be marked by an asterisk and a footnote provided with his or her department, institution, city with postcode, and country. The fax, telephone number and Email address of the corresponding author should also be provided. Any changes of address may be given next to the Affiliations or Acknowledgements. Any deletions or additions to the author list after acceptance of the paper must be submitted in writing, signed by all authors, to the editorial office.

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 300 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 summarises the article and states the manuscript’s relevance to uniform law.


Full references should be provided in accordance with the style of Uniform Law Review, which is based on the OSCOLA manual of style. Uniform Law Review allows for some flexibility in the format of references according to country and author preferences.

References should be formatted as footnotes in numerical order. For manuscripts submitted in English, the in-text citation to the footnote number follows any closing punctuation. For those submitted in French, the in-text citation to the footnote number should be placed before the punctuation.

These should be numbered in order of appearance in the text (using footnotes) and must be listed numerically as footnotes. Journal titles and author initials should not be abbreviated but must be spelled in full. Page numbers can be truncated, i.e. type 345–9 not 345–349. The citation of journals, books, multi-author books and articles published online should conform to the following examples:

  • Roy Goode and others, Transnational Commercial Law: International Instruments and Commentary (OUP, Oxford 2004)
  • HLA Hart, Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy (OUP, Oxford 1983)
  • David G Owen (ed), Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law (revd paperback edn OUP, Oxford 1997)
  • Andrew Ashworth, ‘Social Control and “Anti-Social Behaviour”: the Subversion of Human Rights’ (2004) 120 Law Quarterly Review 263, 276
  • C Penfold, 'Nazis, Porn and Politics: Asserting Control over Internet Content' [2001] 2 Journal of Information, Law and Technology <> accessed 27 April 2005.
  • D Hill, 'How Much Will Climate Change Affect Us?' PhD thesis, King's College, London (2001).
  • VW Coloquin, Infinite matrices and projection methods. Lectures on Operator Theory and Its Applications, Fields Institute Monographs. (American Mathematical Society Providence, RI 1999) 1, 6.
  • Case 19/84 Pharmon BV v Hoechst AG [1985] ECR 2281
  • Barrett v Enfield LBC [2001] 2 AC 550 (HL).<>.
  • The citation of case references should follow the systems used in the countries concerned.
  • Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the European Human Rights Convention) (Rome, 4 Nov. 1950; TS 71 (1953); Cmd 8969


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 by the authors from the rights-holder must be made available to the editors when the manuscript is submitted to the journal. 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 Should you require copies of this then please contact the editorial office of the journal in question or the Oxford Journals Rights department on

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.


For information on figure submission, please click here.

Uniform Law Review authors can publish colours in colour online and black and white in print at no charge. If colour reproduction in print is required, an additional charge of £350 per colour figure will apply. Further information will be provided by 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 registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.


The opinions expressed in the Review are solely those of their authors/Les opinions émises dans la Revue n’engagent que leurs auteurs.


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 can purchase offprints of their article or copies of the issue in which it is published by using the Oxford Journals Author Services site. A link to this site will be provided by the production office.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from elsewhere in the EU, authors should account for VAT by way of a reverse charge. The Author should provide us with their VAT number.


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 is published in an issue, both the paginated issue version and the Advance Access version remain accessible and citable online.


Uniform Law Review 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 Uniform Law Review can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:

•Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY)
•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 - £1850 / $3000 / €2450
Reduced Rate Developing country charge* - £925 / $1500 / €1225
Free 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.

Third-Party Content in Open Access papers
If you will be publishing your paper under an Open Access licence but it contains material for which you do not have Open Access re-use permissions, please state this clearly by supplying the following credit line alongside the material:

Title of content
Author, Original publication, year of original publication, by permission of [rights holder]

This image/content is not covered by the terms of the Creative Commons licence of this publication. For permission to reuse, please contact the rights holder.


In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources in the manuscript. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.

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