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I GENERAL INFORMATION
1. Although Law and Humanities is published in the UK, it
is an inclusive journal that invites international contributions.
Because some matters such as vocabulary, spelling and punctuation
vary to some extent from one English speaking country to another,
in the interests of consistency, the journal will use UK English
throughout (see Stylistic Conventions, section II).
2. When an article is accepted for publication, authors
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in this document to the greatest extent possible. Law and Humanities conventions for citations, quotations and other stylistic
matters are outlined in sections II and III. The Editors strongly
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when revising accepted articles so as to avoid significant
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II STYLISTIC CONVENTIONS
The house style follows OSCOLA (Oxford Standard Citation for Legal Authorities), which can be downloaded at http://www.competition-law.ox.ac.uk/published/oscola_2006.pdf.
Please note the following general guidelines:
(a) Full stops indicating abbreviations should
be omitted including the "v" for versus in case names).
(b) Case references should be in full the
first time they are mentioned (giving the neutral citation
pluse an official law reports citation where available). the
name of the case may thereafter be shortened either to a commonly
recognised form or to a form explicitly specified. The same
principles apply to the shortening of names of books, articles,
official reports, etc.
(c) Books should be cited in the following
form: A von Hirsch and A Ashworth, Principled Sentencing:
Readings on Theory and Policy (2nd edn Hart Publishing,
Oxford 1998). Article citations should look like this: JG
Fleming, 'Product Liability De-Constructed' (1996) 16 OJLS
(d) Cross-referencing between notes should
be kept to a minimum, but where unavoidable the form '(n 12)'
should be used (eg 'Mitchell (n 12)'; 'ante', 'post', 'op
cir', 'loc cit', 'supra' and 'infra' should all be avoided.
'Ibid' is permitted where the reference is to the immediately
(e) Quotes of more than 40 words in length
should appear as indented double-speced paragraphs without
quotation marks. Otherwise, single inverted commas should
be used throughout, except for quotes within quotes, which
will be double.