JILIL Guidance for Contributors

Aims of the Journal:

Journal of International Law and Islamic Law is a scholarly peer-reviewed Journal published by electronicpublications.org. The aim of this Journal is to focus on issues concerning Islamic law involving Muslim Countries and Muslims in general from the perspective of International Law. In this context all state members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (formerly the Organisation of Islamic Conference) are considered as being ‘Islamic’ States. In addition to the practices of individual Islamic States, the Journal focuses on multilateral co-operation involving Islamic States. The Journal also covers legal issues which may be of general interest to the Islamic world; these issues may have arisen in ‘non-Islamic’ States or those States which are not members of the Organisation of Islamic Conference. The Journal presents coverage of important international legal issues relevant to the Islamic world, including treaty arrangements. It also reports on national and international cases involving Muslim countries and multilateral organisations.

Guidelines for authors:

The Journal welcomes submission of articles for consideration with a view to publication. The normal word length for article contributions in the Journal is between 5000-8000 words. All Journal articles are peer reviewed, and it is a requirement of submission that these articles are original and not previously published elsewhere. The Journal also welcomes contributions for its ‘Recent Developments’ section. Editorial Correspondence, including submissions to journal should be made electronically to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law and Islamic Law: A/Prof Hossein Esmaeili. E-mail: hossein.esmaeili@flinders.edu.au.

Submission:

Editorial Correspondence, including submissions to journal should be made electronically to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law and Islamic Law: A/Prof Hossein Esmaeili. E-mail: hossein.esmaeili@flinders.edu.au.

Peer Review:
Receipt of all manuscripts will be acknowledged immediately. The Journal of International Law and Islamic Law is a peer-reviewed journal. All manuscripts received are evaluated by our Editors-in-Chief or one other member of the Editorial Board and by two anonymous external referees. After receiving comments from referees, notification of acceptance, rejection or need for revision will be given, normally, within ten weeks of receipt of manuscript, although exceptions to this time frame may occur. Excellence is a necessary condition for publication. The final decision on publication rests with the Editorial Board after submissions are refereed on the basis of anonymity. Substantive changes proposed by referees/editorial board will only be made in consultation with the author.
 
General Information:
Double space the text typed in point-size 12 with single spaced abstract and footnotes and wide (1 inch) margins. The entire manuscript should be paginated through. The first page must give: title of paper, contributor names, and the full address (including email) of the author designated to receive proofs/correspondence, and total word count. An abstract of no more than 150 words should be included with all submissions. Pages should be in numbered sequence. The name of the author(s), Journal of International Law and Islamic Law Journal of International Law and Islamic Law (JILIL) 13(2) JILIL ISSN 2515-3951 should appear at the beginning immediately under the title, with an asterisked footnote giving the present position of the author(s) and an address (including email) for contact by readers, together with any desired acknowledgements. Headings should be to journal style. British spelling of English-language is used. Footnotes should be kept brief as possible and used primarily for reference purposes; explanatory notes are discouraged. Scripts and disks will not normally be returned unless special arrangements have been made. Submissions should be original unpublished work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
 
Citations:
This journal uses footnotes and not endnotes. All submissions must be referenced using OSCOLA style: http://denning.law.ox.ac.uk/published/oscola.shtml.
 
Length:
Articles should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words (12,000 including footnotes). Articles for the ‘Recent Developments’ section should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words. A short abstract (no more than 150 words) and a short biography of the author is required.
 
Submission and Preparation of Recent Developments:
Shorter comments (about 5,000 words) should be sent to Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law and Islamic Law: A/Prof Hossein Esmaeili. E-mail: hossein.esmaeili@flinders.edu.au. Submissions should follow journal style for articles.
 
Proofs:
Authors will receive a PDF proof of their article by email and it is essential that a current email address is supplied with all articles. Proofing instructions will accompany the PDF file but the proof should be checked immediately upon receipt and return as per covering instructions. Only essential corrections should be made at this stage.
 
E-Offprints:
Following publication a PDF file of the article will be supplied free of charge by the publisher to each author for personal use.
 
Transfer of Copyright:
By submitting a manuscript, the author agrees that the copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher if and when the article is accepted for publication.