MJIEL Guidelines for Contributors
The Journal welcomes submission of articles and reviews in their final form for consideration with a view to publication in accordance with our Guidelines for Contributors. Please note Offprints are provided only in electronic form to contributors.
Layout of the Manuscript and Submission
The Journal welcomes unsolicited submission of articles and book and case reviews for consideration with a view to publication. Editorial Correspondence, including submissions to the Journal, should be made electronically to the Editor: MJIEL@electronicpublications.org. For book reviews please write to: MElfirstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Journal, please visit our website at www.electronicpublications.org. Please also see our statement of expectations on Ethical Standards.
The normal word length for article contributions is between 5,000-15,000 words. However contributions out of this range will be considered at the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion.
Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.
Please provide a note briefing about the author(s)’s professional and/or academic status.
Contributors should consistently adopt British spelling and punctuation conventions throughout their typescripts (except in quotations from other sources, where the original convention should be retained).
Please use footnotes (not endnotes or in-text citations) numbered consecutively.
Submissions should adhere to the MJIEL Guide to Citing References below.
All the submissions should be submitted in final form. Authors will not be able to make any substantial changes or additions once their works have been submitted, unless otherwise permitted by the MJIEL. The author shall be responsible for submitting the article/review in final copy-edited form. MJIEL will not be responsible for any mistakes arising from any necessary in-house MJIEL copy-editing.
The MJIEL only accepts electronic submissions in a Word-processing format.
Please make sure that the contribution has not been submitted elsewhere whilst being considered by the MJIEL. Preference will be given to articles submitted exclusively to the MJIEL for consideration.
The review process of the journal involves an initial review by the Editor-in-Chief and thereafter as appropriate the article is reviewed by one or more expert reviewers from within or outside the MJIEL. The review process can take up to one month.
Authors of accepted contributions to the MJIEL would need to sign a copyright transfer form. Contributors may apply for permission to re-publish upon special request to the Journal with full acknowledgement of MJIEL as the original source of publication.
Contributors will receive an electronic complimentary copy of their published contribution/s.
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Guide to Referencing
A source should be given a full reference the first time it is cited in your footnotes.
A full reference of an international treaty should include:
complete title in italic
names of parties thereto (for bilateral agreements)
date of adoption
date of entry into force
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (adopted 16 December 1966, entered into force 23 March 1976).
Income Tax Convention (US–China) (Agreement and related Protocol signed 30 April 1984, second Protocol signed 10 May 1986, entered into force 1 January 1987).
UK legislation and cases:
Citations of UK legislative documents and judicial decisions should follow Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities, www.law.ox.ac.uk/oscola.
US legislation and cases:
Citations of US legislative documents and judicial decisions should follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.), www.legalbluebook.com.
EU legislation and cases:
Citations of EU legislative documents and judicial decisions should follow Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities, www.law.ox.ac.uk/oscola.
Decisions of international tribunals:
A full reference of an international case should include:
case name (including the names of parties involved, when relevant)
type of decision or ruling (when relevant)
date of decision
International Court of Justice:
Legal Consequences for States of the Continued Presence of South Africa in Namibia (South West Africa) notwithstanding Security Council Resolution 276 (1970), ICJ Reports (1971) 12, at 14.
Permanent Court of International Justice:
Mavrommatis Palestine Concessions, 1924 PCIJ Series A, No. 2.
Brazil – Export Financing Programme for Aircraft, Recourse by Canada to Article 21.5 of the DSU, WTO Appellate Body Report, WT/DS46/AB/RW, 4 August 2000.
Impregilo S.p.A. v. Argentine Republic, ICSID Case No. ARB/07/17, Award, 21 June 2011.
Books and book chapters:
A full reference of a book or a book chapter should include:
author’s/editor’s names (first name(s) and surname)
complete title in italic (for books)
complete title in inverted commas (for book chapters)
editor, compiler or translator, if any
edition, if not the original
place of publication
year of publication
Asif H Qureshi and Andreas Ziegler, International Economic Law (3rd ed., London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2011).
Jean-Marie Henckaerts and Louise Doswald-Beck (eds.), Customary International Humanitarian Law, 2 vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), vol. I, pp. 455-9.
Debra P. Steger, ‘The Culture of the WTO: Why it Needs to Change’, in William J. Davey and John Jackson (eds.), The Future of International Economic Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 45-58.
A full reference of a journal article should include:
author’s names (first name(s) and surname)
complete title of the article (in inverted commas)
title of the journal in italic
year of volume
volume and issue numbers (in Arabic numbers)
Rutsel S. J. Martha, ‘Effects of Self-Government and Supra-Nationalism in the International Monetary Fund: The case of the Kingdom of The Netherlands’, Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, 2005, 2(1): 2-29, at 15.
Hersch Lauterpacht, ‘Decisions and municipal courts as a source of international law’, British Yearbook of International Law, 1929, 10: 1065-95, at 67.
Online journal articles follow the same rules for printed articles. In addition, a full reference of an online journal article should include the web link of the source and retrieval date.
Sungjoon Cho, ‘The WTO Doha Round Negotiation: Suspended Indefinitely’, ASIL Insights, 5 September 2006, 10(2) http://www.asil.org/insights060905.cfm accessed 20 June 2006.
Non-periodical online documents, web pages and newspaper articles:
Please list as much of the following information as possible:
author’s/editor’s names (first name(s) and surname)
complete title (in inverted commas)
web link of source
date of publication
Geoff Dyer, Jamil Anderlini and Henny Sender, ‘China’s lending hits new heights’ Financial Times (17 January 2011) www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/488c60f4-2281-11e0-b6a2-00144feab49a.html#axzz24vMXkj9a accessed 19 November 2011.