Guidelines for Authors
The Editors of the RSIL Law Review invite the submissions of articles, notes and book reviews. The RSIL Law Review seeks to publish work that displays excellence in both written English and legal academic analysis. The submissions of articles that use creativity, a trans-disciplinary approach or address comparative law issues as they relate to international law and domestic issues of international relevance are encouraged.
Forms of Submissions
The RSIL Law Review accepts submissions in the form of articles, student notes and book reviews. The material will be accepted with the understanding that the content is previously unpublished. We also recommend that you submit your manuscript to us exclusively.
Length of Submissions
We strongly encourage articles to be from 5,000 to 8,000 words, including footnotes. Student notes and book reviews should be fewer than 3000 words, including footnotes.
Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the OSCOLA Fourth Edition Citation. When possible, sources should include a hyperlink.
Please include a short (200-400 words) abstract with your submission.
Restriction on Student Authors
The RSIL Law Review will not review submissions for inclusion in its Articles section if the sole author is a current LL.B student. We will consider Article co-authored by LL.B students if one of the co-authors is a graduated professional.
Once accepted, authors will be contacted with more details on the editing and publication process.