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Style guide

Submitted articles must comply with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 3rd edition (PDF 3808KB)


The FLR welcomes scholarly contributions from academics, legal practitioners and law students, from Australia and the world. The FLR is a double blind peer-reviewed journal. The journal's direct marketing activities are appropriate, well-targeted and unobtrusive. 

Information for authors

Manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Office Word format via the electronic submission form. Submissions via emails will not be accepted.

A Contributor's Agreement (PDF 67KB) completed by each author (including all co-authors, where applicable) and an abstract must also be submitted.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Manuscripts must be submitted exclusively to the journal. Articles are preferred to be between 8,000 and 13,000 words (including footnotes) and should be in final form. Articles should comply with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation. Any information which might identify the author should be removed from the manuscript and placed in a separate document.

All material submitted to FLR must be original. FLR does not evaluate papers that are scheduled for publication or are currently under review elsewhere. The Editors will use the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics in cases of allegations of research errors, authorship complaints, multiple or concurrent (simultaneous) submission, plagiarism complaints, research misappropriation, reviewer bias, and undisclosed conflicts of interest.

Manuscripts being considered for publication undergo a double-blind refereeing process that can take 8-10 weeks to complete.

Authors are not liable for any fees or charges that are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal. 

Updated:  19 May 2017/Responsible Officer:  FLR Business Managers/Page Contact:  FLR Web Publishers