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Sydney Law Review accepts article submissions that discuss Australian law.

About our submission process

  1. Submissions must have a substantive connection to, and explicit discussion of, Australian law.
  2. We accept article submissions of 10,000–15,000 words (including Abstract, footnotes and referencing). Articles over 15,000 words will not be considered.
  3. Submissions must be in Microsoft Word format.
  4. Any tables, charts, figures etc must each have a title and be provided in an editable format using as default font Times New Roman 9pt.
  5. All submissions must conform to the latest edition of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.
  6. Spelling must comply with the latest edition of the Macquarie Dictionary. The Sydney Law Review is committed to the use of gender-neutral language.
  7. The Sydney Law Review does not consider submissions that either are currently under consideration with, or have been substantially published in, any other publication. This policy includes online publication of a finished piece (including institutional repositories and SSRN). If an exposure or comment draft has been published online, the Sydney Law Review will only consider the piece for publication if it has been substantially rewritten since.
  8. The Sydney Law Review does not usually accept submissions originally written as assessments (such as Honours theses or essays written for a coursework LLM unit) as these do not generally meet the Review’s requirements for originality and substantial contribution to legal scholarship.
  9. Submissions must include an abstract of 100–200 words that clearly indicates the original contribution to legal scholarship made by the submission. All submissions except book reviews must also include at least four keywords to accurately describe the content and aid the indexing of submissions selected for publication.
  10. The author name/s should appear at the beginning, under the title of the article, with a footnoted biography giving the present position/s and a contact email address. Uncommon abbreviations should be explained, and footnotes numbered consecutively.
  11. Submissions must be made online. Please download our Author Agreement (pdf, 70KB) to update and sign before uploading when you complete the online submission form.

 

To submit a proposal to author a Before the High Court column, book review or book review essay, please email the Sydney Law Review.

Submissions are first assessed by the Editors and, if considered suitable, will be sent for anonymous (double-blind) peer review. The submission and reviews are then considered by the Editorial Board. The review process usually takes 8-12 weeks, after which the authors are notified of the Board's decision. Please be aware that there may be delays due to late reviews and/or holiday periods.

All authors are required to sign an Author Agreement before publication. Authors retain copyright in the work, but grant an exclusive licence to the Sydney Law Review. Refer to the Author Agreement (pdf, 70KB) for details regarding this licence and associated matters.

Our people

  • Jacqueline Mowbray (Editor) Associate Professor, University of Sydney Law School
  • Kimberlee Weatherall (Editor) Professor, University of Sydney Law School
  • Celeste Black, Associate Professor, University of Sydney Law School
  • Dr Ben Chen, Lecturer, University of Sydney Law School
  • David Hamer, Professor, University of Sydney Law School
  • Dr Emily Hammond (Before the High Court Editor) Academic Fellow, University of Sydney Law School
  • Jason Harris, Professor, University of Sydney Law School
  • Dr Grant Hooper, Lecturer, University of Sydney Law School
  • Ghena Krayem, Associate Professor, University of Sydney Law School
  • Kristin Macintosh, PhD candidate, University of Sydney Law School
  • Dr Michael Sevel (Book Review Editor) Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Law School
  • Belinda Smith, Associate Professor, University of Sydney Law School
  • Yane Svetiev (Book Review Editor) Associate Professor, University of Sydney Law School

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