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Editorial Submission Policy

Editorial Submission Policy


The Online Law Journal's Editorial Board invites submissions of unsolicited contributions by academics, researchers, law students, and legal professionals following the customary Call for Submissions circulated amongst local legal professionals.

  1. Anonymity

The Editorial Board, together with its network of peer reviewers, reviews contributions anonymously, without any regard to the author’s identity. Thus, authors are advised to refrain from including personal details that might completely or otherwise, disclose the identity (including name and/or affiliation) of the author or authors. Such details must be completely, excluded from the contribution itself, including redaction of any identification or information in headers and/or footnotes.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to consult with other academics vis-à-vis any submissions. These consultations are anonymous and confidential.


  1. Format

Contributions must be submitted in Microsoft Word-compatible format with the title of the contribution appearing on the first page.  Contributions sent in any other format will be re-sent to the contributor/s concerned for amendment. In addition to the contribution, authors are also required to forward a covering letter which must include all the following information:

  1. an updated biography;
  2. contact information (including email address and phone number);
  3. word count (excluding footnotes); and
  4. number of footnotes


All contributions must commence with an appropriate introduction and end with a conclusion giving closure to the article. The Editorial Board may at its discretion request authors to include a succinct preamble to the article addressing the scope and aim of the contribution.

Word count for all contributions is strictly between 1,500 and 2000 words (excluding footnotes).

The Editorial Board requests authors to comply with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), 4th edn, Hart 2012 and the Style Guide provided by the Editorial Board.


  1. Editing Process

Each contribution to the Online Law Journal goes through the following phases:


  1. Following receipt and acceptance of the contribution by the Editorial Board, the submitted article shall be subjected to review by no less than 2 editors on the board.
  2. The Editor first assigned to review the contribution in question shall forward the contribution to a second Editor, all the suggested amendments, highlighted, through track changes, and any shortcomings found therein. During this phase, correspondence with the author shall proceed with the aim of publishing the contribution.
  3. Editors shall send their feedback in relation to the contribution, as well as its recommendations as to the merit of publication or otherwise, to the Chief Editor/Publications Officer. Such feedback shall be communicated to the respective author without disclosing the reviewer/s’ identity.
  4. Following agreement on the amended version, the contribution shall be source cited by the Editorial Board. During the source citation, editors ensure every claim in the contribution is fully and accurately supported and that each footnote conforms to Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), 4th edition, Hart 2012 and the Editorial Board’s Style Guide.

  5. Any changes to the second draft are communicated to the author, who will review the contribution again and subsequently submit the final draft.

  6. The Publications Officer together with the Editors-in-Chief perform a final, pre-publication proofread evaluation of the article in an attempt to resolve all outstanding issues, and finally send the contribution for publication.



  1. Exclusivity

All contributions are deemed to be original writings. Contributions are accepted for publication with the understanding that their contents, all or in part, have not been published elsewhere and will not be published elsewhere, except in abstract form or by the express consent of the Editorial Board.

The Author retains the right to republish the Contribution in any printed collection or otherwise without charge only after the lapse of three (3) months from the date of the official launch of the journal. Publication of the contribution in the journal must be properly credited by the author wishing to publish the contribution in question elsewhere. 

The Author may post the Contribution on his/her own personal website or that of the company with which he/she is affiliated free of charge, provided appropriate acknowledgment to the journal is made following the lapse of three (3) months from the date of the official launch of the journal. The Contribution may be shown exactly as it appears in print.

The Author must warrant that the Contribution does not infringe upon any copyright or other right(s), and that it does not contain infringing, libellous, obscene or other unlawful matter, that he/she is the sole and exclusive owner of the rights herein conveyed to the Publisher. Whenever a passage from copyrighted material is quoted or used, reference thereto must be made.

The Author must also declare that any person named as co-author of the contribution is aware of the fact and has agreed to being so named and shall be duly acknowledged.

  1. Conflict of Interest Policy

Once a submission is accepted by the Editorial Board, the author will be required to disclose all potential conflicts of interest in the first footnote of the published version. Authors must identify any organisations that provided funding for the research or writing of the contribution, as well as any personal or family financial interests that might be pertinent. The Editorial Board’s offer for publication is contingent upon authors’ compliance with this conflict-of-interest policy.


  1. Withdrawal Policy

Authors wishing to withdraw their contribution from publication are required to inform the Editorial Board within three months from submission. If any request for withdrawal occurs after such period, the publication or non-publication of the contribution lies at the discretion of the Board.


  1. Rejection

A letter of rejection will be sent to authors who fail to comply with the Editorial Policy. Moreover, the Editorial Board may also reject any contribution at any time during the review process if it deems the contribution unsuitable and not in accordance with the publishing standards issued by the Board.

The Publisher has the right to refrain from publication if in its opinion, the form or content of the Contribution does not conform to what had been agreed or might reasonably have been expected. In this event the Publisher will assign the entire copyright of the Contribution back to the Author, and the Contribution shall be returned to the Author by the Publisher. 


  1. Disclaimer

All rights are reserved to Għaqda Studenti tal-Liġi (GħSL). Any opinions expressed in any of the contributions published do not represent the views of neither the Editorial Board or those of GħSL