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Please note that we are currently accepting submissions for our fifth volume on “Issues in Animal Law” to be published in Summer 2019.


General Guidelines for Authors

The CJCCL will publish at least one volume per year, typically in the fall. Each annual volume will focus on a particular theme or area of law.

Additionally, the CJCCL encourages contributors to take a comparative approach in their scholarship. We define ‘comparative’ broadly. This may be through the comparison of how a particular legal issue is treated in different legal systems (such as civil and common law), different national systems (such as England and Canada) or in different provinces in Canada. The comparative aspect may reside in comparing legal scholarship with empirical or theoretical scholarship on a particular topic. It may reside in a critical discussion of comparative methodology itself, so long as this is related back to the annual theme.

It is not an absolute pre-requisite that every piece take a comparative approach. The CJCCL will consider pieces of exceptional quality that are not comparative, including scholarship that employs a diverse range of methodologies and approaches, such as theoretical, socio-legal, or empirical research. However, we strongly encourage authors to incorporate a comparative aspect in their submissions.


Submission Exclusivity

The CJCCL does not consider manuscripts that are simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Different Categories of Submissions

The CJCCL will consider submissions under three categories:

  1. Articles
  2. Case Commentary
  3. Book Reviews

Articles should be between 8000 and 15000 words in length.

Case Comments should be between 3000 and 6000 words in length.

Book Reviews should be less than 3000 words in length.


How to Submit an Article

The thematic focus for our 2019 volume is “Issues in Animal Law”.  We have deliberately framed our theme broadly to encourage diverse and novel contributions.

All submissions must be sent via email to the CJCCL’s Editors in Chief. Submissions should be formatted in Microsoft Word. Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Please note that we are currently accepting submissions at this time for our 2019 volume.


Format Guidelines

Submissions should contain a cover page with the author’s name, affiliation, title, date of submission, and abstract of no more than 300 words.

Text should be double-spaced, with footnotes formatted in compliance with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2014).