Guidelines for authors

Speculum Juris publishes articles (8000-10000 words), commentary on recent case law or legislative developments (2500-5000 words), case notes (5000-8000 words) and book reviews analysing the content, style and merit of a recently published book (500-1000 words). The length limitation includes footnotes. Save in very exceptional circumstances and only in the sole discretion of the editors, we will not publish submissions that exceed the stipulated length. The final decision on the type of contribution rests with the editors.

All submissions should be well-written and of a high scholarly standard that make an original contribution.  Book reviews are not subject to peer review.

All articles should be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 250-350 words. Below the abstract, include at least five keywords of the article in English. All submissions should include the names, title, academic qualifications, present position and institutional affiliation of the authors.

We accept online submissions on a rolling basis and welcome contributions by legal academics, practitioners and students.

Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication in Speculum Juris are expected to review at least two (2) manuscripts per year for the journal.