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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission conforms with the OSCOLA guidelines or you are prepared to edit your submission accordingly if the submission is accepted.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • The text is 1.5-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review:
    (1) author names are deleted from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
    (2) With Microsoft Office documents, author identification have been removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  • The submission does not exceed the allotted length. Articles should normally not be longer than 10,000 words and Notes no longer than 5,000 words.

Author Guidelines

The submission preparation checklist above covers the most important formal requirements for your submission.

All Articles are subjected to a double-blind peer review. The Editor will conduct the first assessment of the manuscript. Manuscripts obviously not suitable for publication in the GJAL may be rejected at this point. After this stage, the manuscript will be sent out for review. The reviewer(s) will assess the whole of the manuscript for its factual accuracy, methodological soundness and interestingness. We normally use only one reviewer, but a second review may be commissioned if deemed necessary by the Editor. Based on the recommendation of the referee, the Editor makes the publication decision.