a. forms of scholarship accepted
The Cambridge Law Review accepts articles and case comments. Book reviews are not accepted. Articles should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Case comments should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words, inclusive of footnotes. We prefer case comments on recent cases, but we also welcome case comments that take a new approach to, or shed new light on, an important older case. Please do not include a bibliography with your submission.
We welcome the following submissions: submissions on English law, EU law, and international law; comparative pieces involving English law; and submissions that are interdisciplinary or non-jurisdiction specific (e.g., technology regulation). We will also consider outstanding submissions that deal solely with the law of other common law jurisdictions, especially if the topic is likely to be of interest to a wider common law audience. This will typically be the case where the submission deals with a common law doctrine or a statutory rule that is shared between multiple common law jurisdictions. Submissions without this quality will only be considered on an exceptional basis.
Our most important criterion for publication is that your submission relates to a contemporary legal issue, though we will also consider outstanding historical or jurisprudential pieces. Your submission should provide critical insight into the area of law you have chosen.
We do not publish submissions on the legal profession, legal education, or the conduct of legal research. We also do not publish submissions on moral and political philosophy or politics that are only distantly related to law.
c. authorship requirements
We welcome submissions from authors of all backgrounds. In particular, authors need not be current students of the University of Cambridge.
Submissions may be co-authored. We do not have a strict limit on the permissible number of co-authors for a submission. However, the number of co-authors should be reasonable in the light of the length and content of a submission.
d. citations and formatting
The Cambridge Law Review uses the following style guides:
From the outset, your submission should be fairly compliant with OSCOLA, although it need not be perfectly so. Your submission need not be compliant with our Style Guide's formatting style; if your submission is selected for publication, it will be edited to comply with our Style Guide.
e. submission and review process
Please make your submission using the form available here and ensure that you have filled in all relevant sections of the submission form.
Please include an abstract of up to 250 words and up to five keywords with your submission.
Please remove any identifying information (name, university, acknowledgements, etc.) from the Microsoft Word document containing your submission to facilitate our blind review process. You can do this by going to File > Info > Check for Issues > Inspect Document > Inspect, and clicking on 'Remove All' next to 'Document Properties and Personal Information' (on Windows devices), or by going to Tools > Protect Document, and clicking on 'Remove personal information from this file on save' (on Apple devices).
The Cambridge Law Review reviews all submissions carefully, and our editing process is intensive. At the first stage, all submissions will be subjected to a double blind review by at least three members of our Editorial Board. Shortlisted pieces will then be read by the Managing Board to select the final pieces for publication. Reviewing editors will not be aware of the author's name, credentials, or academic institution. We will notify all authors of the status of their submission after we have finalised the selected pieces for publication.
If your submission is accepted for publication, the Managing Board, Editorial Board, and members of the Honorary Board may suggest structural and substantive changes where necessary. After such changes are made (if any), we will work with you to edit and prepare your piece for publication.
If you would like to request reasonable adjustments in relation to the submission and review process, please contact the Managing Board at email@example.com. Any information you choose to disclose will be strictly confidential and will not be passed on to the reviewing editors.
The Cambridge Law Review does not accept submissions that are being considered by, or have been published in, other journals, law reviews, or blogs (other than personal SSRN pages). Authors must agree not to submit pieces submitted to the Cambridge Law Review for consideration to any other journal, law review, or blog until the end of the review cycle (the end of February for submissions made to Issue 1; and the end of August for submissions made to Issue 2). Submissions made to multiple journals will not be considered for publication.