Notes to Contributors

The KCLJ invites quality contributions from academics working in law and related disciplines worldwide.

The journal aims to publish new work of the highest calibre across the full range of legal scholarship, including work in the history, philosophy, and sociology of law.

The journal's editorial policy is to favour contributions which will be of interest to a wide cross-section of its readership - contributions which, if specialised, nevertheless serve to bring out matters of broader interest or importance within their specialisation.

Maintaining a short lead-time between submission and publication will continue to be a high priority of the editorial team and the publisher.

A full KCLJ Style Guide is available here.

In each issue the journal will include the following:

Full-length articles

These should normally be in the 8,000 to 12,000 words range and will be subject to a rigorous selection procedure including blind peer review. Authors are welcome to submit completed work or to consult the editors informally about the likely suitability of work in progress or ideas still in gestation.

Contact: Professor Alan Norrie, School of Law, King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.

Email: [email protected]


The Analysis section is ideally suited not only to argued comments on important cases and other recent developments, but also to shorter interventions on more enduring issues - including, for example, retrospectives on the development of some legal doctrine, intriguing points of comparison between legal systems, or small-scale jurisprudential challenges. In each case the journal is looking for contributions which have an argument, and not merely a series of observations, to offer. The ideal length for contributions to either section is in the 2,000 to 3,000 word range, but the medium is designed to be flexible. The Analysis editor should be consulted about any proposals for the section at an early stage.

Contact: Charles Mitchell or Peter C Oliver at the School of Law, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS.

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]


This section will provide a vehicle for argued critical notices of recently published books. Again the ideal length is in the 2,000 to 3,000 word range, and again the section's editor should be approached in advance with any proposals for reviews.

Contact: Rosamund Scott or Maria Lee, School of Law, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS.

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

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