ISSN 1466-3597 printed version
ISSN 2225-7160 online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and editorial policy

  • Manuscripts in the form of articles, notes, case discussions, book reviews and letters of a legal nature are welcomed by the editorial board.
  • The submission of a manuscript for publication implies that it’s the result of original research by the author and that copyright vests in him or her. The editorial board has to be timely notified if the author wishes to submit a manuscript partially or in its entirety to another publication or if it has been published previously.
  • Authors are responsible for the linguistic, content and technical editing of their submissions. The editorial board upholds the right to improve and edit submissions on stylistic and presentational grounds.
  • Submissions are reviewed by members of the editorial board, the editorial advisory committee and knowledgeable arbiters. If a manuscript does not comply with standards set by the editorial board and advisory committee with regard to linguistic, content–based or technical standards, it is sent back to authors for reworking, if possible.

Detailed editorial policy: Download Editorial Policy (English)

Languages: English, Afrikaans and Dutch.

Abstracts must be in English if article is in Afrikaans and vice versa.

For the online version, abstracts must be in English for all articles.

 

Manuscript format and layout

  1. Manuscript
    Manuscripts have to be typed in double–space. That is the case regarding the text itself, quotes and footnotes. An electronic version can be sent via e–mail or be included on a CD.

  2. Footnotes
    • Footnotes start with a capital letter and end with a full stop.
    • Footnotes are not used in notes, discussions of recent case law or book reviews. All references are integrated (in brackets) in the text itself.
    • Abbreviations have to be used in footnotes, whenever possible.
    • Where multiple sources are referred to in one footnote, they have to be separated by semi–colons and preferably chronologically ordered.
    • Individual footnotes have to presented flowingly; the text should not be divided into paragraphs.
  3. Summary
    • A translated title and a short summary of approximately 300 words in Afrikaans must accompany an article if the article was written in English and vice versa.

Detailed editorial guidelines: Download Editorial Guidelines (English)

 

Submission guidelines

How to submit

  • Manuscripts may only be submitted in electronic format (utilizing MS Word) through an e–mail to the editor or on an electronic disc delivered to the editor’s office.
  • Send submissions to: Steve.Cornelius@up.ac.za
  • Authors must supply their relevant contact particulars, especially e–mail address(es) and telephone numbers;
  • Authors must guarantee that they are legally entitled to have the full submission published and that it, or a part of it, has not been published elsewhere before;
  • Authors must disclose whether it, or a part of it, has been submitted to any other journal for publication; and
  • Authors must undertake to give reasonable notice to the editor if the submission is withdrawn for any reason.
    About publishing in De Jure
  • De Jure has the promotion of legal science and a critical and analytical approach to law as its main objectives and towards this aim publishes original contributions of a high academic standard.
  • De Jure is a national and general legal journal to which academics, members of the judiciary and members of the different legal professions may contribute. No preference is given to authors from any particular institution. The decision whether to publish any submission depends on whether it meets the high quality standards of De Jure and whether space is available for publication.
  • De Jure is a national and general legal journal to which academics, members of the judiciary and members of the different legal professions may contribute. No preference is given to authors from any particular institution. The decision whether to publish any submission depends on whether it meets the high quality standards of De Jure and whether space is available for publication.
  • Contributions in both English and Afrikaans are published and may consist of articles, notes, discussions of recent cases and book reviews. A translated title and a brief summary of approximately 300 words in Afrikaans must accompany an article written in English. In the case of Afrikaans articles a similar requirement applies regarding an English title and summary.
  • In order to be considered for publication a contribution must be the result of original research by the author(s), meet with all applicable legal principles in respect of publication (such as copyright, etcetera), contribute something sufficiently new to the existing legal literature and conform to the linguistic, technical and stylistic requirements for publications in De Jure. Authors are personally responsible to ensure that their submissions meet all these requirements.
  • Submissions are only accepted for consideration on the basis that while the editorial committee makes the final decision on publication, submissions will be subjected to appropriate peer and expert review, as well as review by members of the advisory committee when necessary. The editorial committee further reserves the right to edit all submissions accepted for publication in terms of the editorial policy, as well as to shorten submissions if necessary.
  • Unless prior arrangements have been made with the editor, an article (including footnotes and the summary) may not exceed 8000 words and other contributions may not exceed 5500 words.

 

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