Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format, with any submitted files (images, etc.) in high quality JPEG or PDF (300-600dpi).
- The paper is 1.5 or double spaced in a 12-point sans serif font (like Arial). It uses italics (not underlining). All illustrations, figures, and tables have titles and dates, and are positioned in the right place in the text (or their position is identified). Note: Ensure that FOOTNOTES are not embedded (i.e. at the bottom of the page) but are on a separate page (and NOT superscript). We allow either footnotes or endnotes, and also a general bibiography of up to 500 words after a References section.
- The appropriate copyright confirmation and permissions have been submitted with ALL items in or appended to your submission.
- Any URLs and hyperlinks are active and supplied for all references.
- A paper's citations, references and/or bibliography is in Harvard style and is correctly punctuated throughout [i.e. not cut and pasted from other papers featuring other styles]. See our Author Guidelines for full guidance with examples.
- The author's name(s) and institutional or professional identification is NOT on the front title page of the paper, but on a cover sheet -- to ensure anonymity in peer-review.
- The author(s) signature is put to this statement: “I am the author and owner of the copyright in the article and/or I have the authority of the authors and owners of the copyright in the article to make this agreement. I have exercised professional discretion are taken all possible steps to ensure that my submission is original, and does not break any law or Intellectual Property Right, or contain any material confidential or compromising to a third party. If my submission includes substantial subsidiary material owned by third-party copyright holders, I have sought and obtained permission to include it in the article for publication under the conditions outlined in the journal's Copyright Statement”. [This statement is to be cut and pasted onto every abstract – submission via institutional email will be considered the equivalent of a signature].
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The Journal's copyright operates on two levels -- in relation to the Journal and the distribution (in while or part), and as a notice for authors to ensure that their submission is copyright free or copyright cleared.
For authors who publish with this Journal, agree to the following terms:
- Contributing authors of the Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development retain copyright of their work, but grant the Journal right of first publication (and, as above, the work remains licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License, which allows third party contributors to share or distribute the work -- acknowledging authorship and publication, outside any commercial arrangement, and with any derivative entity sharing in the same license conditions).
- Contributing authors of the Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development are free to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the unpublished version of the work (e.g., post it in Word document form to their university's institutional repository for public access, or to have it re-printed in a book): however, and re-publication must acknowledge its initial publication in the Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development.
- Contributing authors of the Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development are free to distribute their article online in other formats (e.g., institutional repositories, blog sites or an organisation's website) but only on completion of the Journal’s Peer Review process.
The Journal: except as otherwise agreed, copyright for all submissions in the form of the manuscript submitted, remains with the author(s) (or agents to which the authors have contractually transferred their copyright). The submissions in the form published by the Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development -- a published PDF article, for example -- remains the copyright of the journal. The journal will maintain the right to republish the submission in any form, while respecting any enduring copyright agreement the author(s) have with any third parties (for example, owners of images, or authors of diagrams). The journal will not engage in any republication of material without the prior notification of the author(s).
The Journal of Law, Social Justice & Global Development (LGD) will process your personal data as an author, reviewer or registered reader exclusively for the purposes of operating this journal and its associated quality assurance and publication processes. The legal bases for processing this personal data are contract and legitimate interest. As a function of the journal publication process, we will publicly share elements of author's personal data (name, affiliation, contact information) for the purposes of promoting their research profile and career prospects. Additionally, for the purposes of journal management and quality assurance the personal data of reviewers and authors may be shared between members of the editorial board. Other than these exceptions, your personal data will not be shared or disclosed to any third parties.
Journal of Law, Social Justice & Global Development will also use your information in tracking of associated items through the publishing lifecycle and notifying you of progress or required contributions (e.g. reviews, revisions requests, copy editing, post-publication feedback). It will also use it to notify you of new publications, calls for papers or key news about the journal.
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