Submission

Forthcoming Issues

The UNSW Law Journal publishes four issues annually. Each issue contains a General component, made up of articles on a broad range of topics, and a Thematic component, which focusses and brings together a range of perspectives on a single subject. Upcoming deadlines are as follows:
  • Issue 39(3) thematic component, on terrorism and international law. Submissions are due by 1 March 2016. For more details, please see the call for submissions. The Issue is due to launch in September 2016.
  • Issue 39(4) thematic component, on rethinking climate change and the law. Submissions are due by 1 June 2016. For more details, please see the call for submissions. The Issue is due to launch in late 2016.
  • The editors will consider articles on any topic for the general component of each Issue. Submissions may be made at any time.
We are no longer accepting submissions for the following Issues:
  • Issue 38(3) on non-judicial inquiries, which launched on 12 August 2015.
  • Issue 38(4) on enacting stigma, which launched on 27 November 2015.
  • Issue 39(1) on the law of elections and politics, which is due to launch in early 2016.
  • Issue 39(2) on law and feminist thought, which is due to launch in June 2016.
To request more information on forthcoming publications, please contact the Issue Editor by emailing law.journal@unsw.edu.au or using our Contact Us form. 

Submission Guidelines

The Journal encourages the submission of a range of works on any current legal topic, by academics, legal professionals and students from Australia and abroad. We seek to publish contributions that provide new insights across all areas of law and which will be of interest to a generalist Australian legal audience.

The word range for articles is 7000 to 12 000 words in length (excluding footnotes), though this is subject to the Editor's discretion. Works submitted for consideration must be original contributions that have not been published previously, and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Articles included on online repositories such as SSRN and institutional archives should be taken down prior to submission, to preserve anonymity for the peer review process.

Submissions will only be considered for the general component if they demonstrate a sufficient connection with Australian or international law. The Journal does not accept submissions that focus on foreign domestic law unless they offer a comparative analysis or other substantial linkage with Australian or international law. Please note that the thematic component may not be subject to this restriction. Authors should consult the relevant call for contributions for guidance on the thematic.

All submissions must be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document. We recommend that submissions follow the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, Third Edition ('AGLC') as supplemented by the UNSW Law Journal Additions to the AGLC. Although compliance with the AGLC is not a consideration in selecting articles for publication, authors will be required to ensure their submission conforms to these rules if it is accepted for publication.

Make a Submission

To make a submission, please fill out your details below, upload your submission and sign and upload the UNSWLJ Author Agreement.

The Issue Editor will acknowledge receipt of all submissions.  Publication is subject to peer review, and at the discretion of the responsible Editor and the Journal Executive Committee.

Please sign and attach the UNSWLJ Author Agreement.
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