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General Guidelines for Authors

The CJCCL aims to publish a volume every summer, focused on a particular theme or area of law.

We encourage contributors to take a comparative approach in their scholarship. We define ‘comparative’ broadly to include papers that explore a legal issue in different jurisdictions or legal systems, or within different empirical and theoretical treatments of a topic. We also encourage critical discussion of comparative methodology itself.

We consider pieces of exceptional quality that are not comparative, and are receptive to a range of methods and approaches — theoretical, socio-legal, and empirical. 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

Articles should be between 8000 and 15000 words in length.

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

How to Submit an Article

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

Please email submissions to the CJCCL’s Editors in Chief. We prefer files in Microsoft Word. We cannot accept submissions in print format or by postal mail.

Format Guidelines

Please include a cover letter with your submission, containing the author’s name, affiliation, the paper title, an abstract of no more than 300 words — and confirmation of exclusivity.

Text should be double-spaced, with footnotes formatted in compliance with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2018).