Our Editing Process
After the submission deadline, article writers are made to be anonymous. The articles will be evaluated by their content, their relevance of context, and the quality of references and information. All articles will be reviewed by the panel of editors and a number will be shortlisted for publication. All shortlisted articles receive edits and suggestions made by the panel. Writers will approve of the edits/suggestions to their article(s) prior to publication. We will contact the authors of the selected submissions via email within a week of the final submission deadline.
Articles are reviewed against the following criteria:
Topic is relevant to the field of law. The essay is well-researched and reports information factually and accurately.
The author demonstrates a superior grasp of the content and critically engaged with academic ideas and principles.
Author demonstrates originality of thought, whilst maintaining the essay’s readability. Does not branch off into tangents or lose focus.
The essay has a strong thesis statement, which is consistently referred to throughout, and ends by either being resolved or pointedly addressed.
The author’s stance and approach makes logical sense and ideas are presented in an organized manner which relates back to the essay’s critical crux.
Ideas within the essay are fluidly transitioned into with clarity and logic.
Academic tone and verb tense are consistently maintained throughout the essay.
The essay has no major grammatical, syntactical, or structural flaws which may discount the validity of its content.
All guidelines provided on the Law Review website have been followed (12 point, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins, page numbers, cover page, etc…)
Each paragraph focuses on a single idea in a brief and concise way; ideas are not split into multiple paragraphs.
The essay does not surpass or undershoot the word limit.
The essay has a clear beginning, middle, and end. The clarity of this trajectory can be discerned with or without subheadings.
All claims are sufficiently backed by evidentiary support which is both relevant and up-to-date.
Every source must be properly cited, in line with the OSCOLA guidelines supplied by the University library.
Every source must be publicly accessible and can be traced back and revisited during the editing process.
All claims must accurately reflect their source. Authors may not doctor quotes to suit their argument, forward their point, or match the rest of their research.
No evidence of plagiarism anywhere in the essay.