The Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal
The Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal is the flagship journal of Oxford University’s postgraduate law community, designed for contributions from academics, professionals and policy-makers, wherever situated, on matters of current interest to Commonwealth legal systems. Created in 2001, it provides a forum for international debate on both private and public law topics. Some pieces are explicitly comparative in orientation, while others concern a single jurisdiction only. All pieces published in the OUCLJ are selected on the basis that they are likely to be of interest to a larger Commonwealth audience. All submissions considered for publication are double-blind refereed. The OUCLJ is published by Hart Publishing.
2012-13 Editorial Board
Paolo Ronchi (Italy)
Randall Stephenson (Canada)
Shreya Atrey (India)
Matt Watson (Canada)
Andrew McLeod (Australia)
Avani Bansal (India)
Thomas Windsor (UK)
Michael Lok (Hong Kong)
Jenifer Varzaly ( Australia)
Jacopo Crivellaro (UK)
Henry Fraser ( Australia)
Alexander Vial (Australia)
Andelka Phillips (New Zealand)
Michael Fender (UK)
Breony Allen (Australia)
Chintan Chandrachud (India)
Zachary Vermeer (Australia)
Angela Pavao (Canada)
Robert Bellin (UK)
Ross Martin (USA)
Alberto Pino (Chile)
Glen Loutzenhiser (St Hugh's)
About the Editorial Board, becoming an Editor, and past Editorial Boards
Subscription information can be found at Hart Publishing.
- Contributions should be word-processed and double-spaced, and provided in electronic form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The only exception to electronic submission is where this would be impracticable or cause undue hardship.
- One hard copy, double-spaced and printed on A4/letter paper (using one side of the page only), may accompany the electronic version. If a contribution contains graphs, tables, or any other significant formatting, a hard copy may be requested in addition to the electronic version.
- Contributions should be provided in Microsoft Word format unless prior arrangements have been approved.
- In the case of articles, an abstract of no more than 150 words, clearly summarising the arguments, should be submitted with the contribution. This will appear on the journal's website if the article is published.
- The preferred lengths of contributions (including footnotes) are as follows:
- articles: 10,000 words (maximum limit); and
- case comments and book reviews: 2000–4000 words.
However, well-written and concise contributions which exceed these limits may be considered by the Editors.
- in each jurisdiction, the court should be referred to in parentheses after the case report citation in all instances where it is not obvious from the report series which court made the decision;
- where a case appears in several series of reports, only the official, or otherwise best, citation should be given (together with any neutral citation);
- where a case is only available electronically, if the court uses a unique court identifier, then that should immediately follow the name of the case, before the electronic source is noted;
- footnotes (not endnotes) should be used. 'ibid' may be used but other Latin phrases ('supra', 'contra' etc) are not permitted; and
- citation of sources should always appear in footnotes. not in the text. Books should be cited as follows (example): Peter Cane, The Anatomy of Tort Law (Hart Publishing 1997) 15. Note that the place of publication is no longer required. Articles should be cited as follows (example): Peter Birks, ‘Three Kinds of Objection to Discretionary Remedialism’ (2000) 29 University of Western Australia Law Review 1, 1–2. Journal titles should be given in full without abbreviations.
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