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Submission of manuscripts. The editorial team invites authors to send in their manuscripts for publication in the Central European Journal of Comparative Law to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. These must be written in English and submitted in the Word format (doc/docx). The Journal neither collects ASCs (article submission charges) nor APCs (article processing charges). The authors incur no fee for the submission or processing of their work. The Journal publishes articles containing 40,000 to 60,000 characters, including spaces, footnotes, tables, captions, and references because of the requirement of brevity. On an ad hoc basis, it publishes book reviews and notes on case law.
Publication frequency. The Journal is published twice a year. A year's two issues constitute a volume. The first issue of each volume is published in June of the current year at the latest. The second issue of each volume is published in December of the current year at the latest. The editorial team asks the authors to submit their manuscript to the first issue of the given volume by 28 February at the latest, to the second issue of the given volume by 30 September at the latest.
Author information. The editorial team invites the authors to attach the following necessary information as a separate document: name and academic degree(s)/title(s) of the author, institutional affiliation (as the author wants it to appear in the Journal) and her/his position (e.g. full-time professor, associate professor, assistant professor, etc.), e-mail address, ORCID number, abstract (250-300 words), and five to seven keywords.
Ethics in publishing. The Journal endorses and follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE: https://publicationethics.org). For detailed information on the requirements of ethics, see the ‘Code of Ethics.’
Peer-review. The manuscript must not contain information pertaining to the author(s). Every manuscript undergoes a pre-check regarding its general suitability. Those that make it into the following round of evaluation are sent for the process of anonymous peer review. The editorial board appoints two peer reviewers (experts) from the members of the editorial board and external reviewers. The reviewers are chosen on the basis of their expertise on the given topic. Since the peer-review is anonymous, the reviewer provides opinions on anonymised manuscripts. The author must acknowledge only the content of the peer review. The editorial board brings to the peers’ attention that the final decision of publication falls within the competence of the editorial board, and it does not pay remunerations for the peer review, but issues certificates of participation in the peer review on request. For more information on peer-reviewing, see the ‘Code of Ethics.’
If necessary, the linguistic proofreader may correct some paragraphs of the manuscript or make recommendations for the revision of the text. Hence, the linguistic proofreader does not correct large portions of the text. If the linguistic proofreader does not pass the manuscript for publication for the third time, this results in its final rejection.
Declaration of exclusivity. The editorial team invites the authors, when they submit their manuscripts, to make a declaration that they have not recommended their manuscripts for publication to other publishers and which have not been published previously. The Journal does not publish any manuscript that does not meet this requirement.
With regard to manuscript formatting please download our sample document for manuscripts here.
Harvard Reference Style Guide:
Authors shall use footnote references (I.) and a reference list (II.). (Note: Examples below are written boldly for the sake of clarity, but the references of the manuscript shall not be written with bold letters.)
I. Footnote references must be included following the use of a quote or paraphrase taken from another piece of work. Footnote references are abbreviated forms of the sources in the reference list. In footnote references authors shall use the abbreviated form even for the first time of citing a source. Footnote references refer to a quote or paraphrase. They are much shorter than full references. The full reference of footnote citations appears in the reference list. Footnote citations contain the author(s)’s or editor(s)’s surname, year of publication and page number(s). Note: p. refers to a single page, pp. refers to a range of pages.
II. A reference list is a complete list of all the sources used when creating a piece of work. This list includes information about the sources like the author, date of publication, title of the source and more. A Harvard reference list shall…
The different sources shall be cited in the following ways:
List of abbreviations:
Please use the following abbreviations in your manuscripts: