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Author guidelines


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Copyright of articles published in The University of Western Australia Law Review remains with the individual authors. Royalties for copying of articles in The Review are received from the Copyright Agency Ltd from time-to-time. As from June 2011, due to the associated administrative costs, royalties less than $150 will be retained by the journal, along with any royalties received from articles published 15 or more years ago.

Information for Authors

The editor and Student Editorial Board invite the submission of articles and notes for consideration with a view to publication. In general the most acceptable length for articles is 7000-10,000 words (excluding footnotes). Articles should be accompanied by a short precis of approximately 75 words.

Referees' reports are sought from experts of high standing for all essays included in the Articles section of The Review. Notes and book reviews may also be subject to referees' reports, at the editor's discretion.

The submission of a paper is taken to imply that it contains original, unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.

The editor and Student Editorial Board are happy to discuss drafts and proposed contributions with authors.

The UWA Law Review has adopted, in general, the style guide of the Melbourne University Law Review Association Australian Guide to Legal Citation

Manuscripts should follow our recommended Style Guide as closely as possible and should be submitted by email to Michael Blakeney