Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal has historically been concerned with issues which relate to law in the UK and legal education in UK law Schools.  However, the legal landscape has changed considerably since the journal was first published and we are keen to publish articles which are UK-law based, concern European law, or which compare and contrast legal topics from other jurisdictions with those of the UK and Europe.  IN 2015 the journal was renamed the European Journal of Current Legal Issues to more fully reflect this change.

EJoCLI  is interested in short, medium and larger length Articles.  We usually prefer a length of 4 to 8,000 words, though longer articles – particularly those which provide empirical evidence which is difficult to publish elsewhere (due to length or number of figures) – are welcome, too.

We also follow welcome Comments, Case Notes. These are shorter articles which are not peer reviewed, but are of interest to the readership. Topics may well cover comments on a single case, a series of cases, educational technology issues, or notes on developments which the author feels should be brought to the attention of the readership, but where a fully developed article is not yet available.  We try to publish these as quickly as we can. For these:

Case Notes. These should be of a maximum of 4,000 words providing critical comment on recent cases.

Comments. This section will contain comments on current issues such as Green or White Papers and other government policy or consultation papers, Law Commission Consultations or Reports, Select Committee Reports, Reports of other inquiries or law reform bodies, etc. Comments should be of a maximum of 4,000 words.

We also welcome Book Reviews. These will not be peer reviewed. We try to publish these as quickly as we can hereby assisting the decision-making on new acquisitions for libraries or the adoption of books for courses. While books received for review will be sent out to individuals for review, reviews of other books or review articles of books and scholarship in a particular area of the law will be welcomed. Book reviews should be of a minimum of 1000 words and review articles may be of substantially greater length. In the case of such reviews and review articles enquiries should initially be addressed to the Book Review Editor.

Authors are encouraged to contact the relevant section editors prior to submission if they are unclear about whether the topic or submission is suitable for the journal.  To submit a piece for publishing, the author must register with the site (as an ‘Author’) and upload their piece. This will then by processed by the journal team.

EJoCLI will also consider a series of articles which are published together as a ‘Special Issue’, either as the outcome from a conference or workshop or as a collection from individuals working in a similar field.  The proposed editors of such a series should contact the EJoCLI editorial team as early as possible to discuss whether the topic is suitable and, if it is, to ensure a publication slot is made available.  The reviewing process is still applicable to special issues, but this will be carried out in conjunction with the special editors who have a particular role in ensuring the quality of the issue they edit remains high.

The journal has a preferred author’s style but our goal is to publish articles which are well formatted rather than to any specified style.


Section Policies


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Introduction to the Special Edition

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Legal Education

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Information Technology Law

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Case Notes

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Book Reviews

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Student Section

We will publish student pieces which have been proposed by lecturing staff where, for example, the essay has been of prize winning standard or similar.  These will not usually be peer reviewed.

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Peer Review Process

EJoCLI is primarily a refereed journal.  To be accepted as a refereed article there must usually be support from at least two referees that the article is novel and important. However, we realise that referees will frequently have conflicting perspectives upon an article and where conflict of views occurs, the final decision on suitability and academic quality of the article will be made by the editorial team.

EJoCLI does not promote any particular view of law, and is happy to publish articles of any perspective so long as they are well argued, and of suitable nature and quality.


Publication Frequency

The Journal will be published 3 issues per year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


ISSN: 2059-0881