Asian Journal of Legal Education (ale.sagepub.com).
The Journal team would like to announce the call for papers for July, 2017 Issue.
The journal will be accepting manuscript for the July, 2017 issue till November 30, 2016.
Asian Journal of Legal Education
1. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed electronically to: Prof. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Editor, Asian Journal of Legal Education. Manuscripts must be in English and should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The preferred maximum length for Article is 8000– 10000 words, Essay 6000–7000 words, Note/Comment 4000–5000 words and Book Review 1500–2500 words including abstract (200–250 words) and footnote.
2. Contributors must provide a separate Title Page containing the manuscript title, names, affiliations, e-mail and postal addresses of all the contributing authors.
3. Contributors must provide a cover letter to accompany the manuscript submission. Cover letter should include the following statements:
a. I confirm that the citations in the attached manuscript are accurate.
b. I confirm that I have read the submission policy and that my manuscript complies with the journal’s submission policy.
c. I confirm that any part of the manuscript does not violate copyright of others.
4. Use ‘z’ spellings instead of ‘s’ spellings. This means that words ending with ‘-ise’, ‘isation’, etc., will be spelt with ‘z’ (e.g., ‘recognize’, ‘organize’, ‘civilize’).
5. Use British spellings in all cases rather than American spellings (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ and not ‘center’).
6. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
7. Use ‘twentieth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
8. Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used consistently. Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). All Figures and Tables should be cited in the text. Source for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.
9. Footnoting as per The Bluebook (19th Ed.).
10. Book reviews must contain name of author/editor and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.
11. Once submitted, a manuscript goes through the following stages.
• The Editor first cursorily examines the manuscript to check whether there is an obvious reason to reject it, for example, if it does not fit well within the aims and scope of ALE.
• Once the preliminary checks are done, the manuscript is peer-reviewed, a stage which usually takes 3–4 weeks, but may take longer time in some cases. ALE follows a typical double-blind review process, meaning that the author does not get to know who reviews the manuscript and similarly, the reviewer does not know who wrote it.
• Depending upon the reviewers’ recommendations, the manuscript is accepted or rejected or, most likely, rewriting suggestions are given to the author, who then modifies the manuscript as per the requirement and sends a revised manuscript.
• Once the Editor decides to accept a manuscript, then he will forward it to the publisher (SAGE Publications).
• The production process at SAGE begins with the copyediting of the manuscript, following which, queries (if any) identified by the Production Editor are sent to the Editorial Officer, who then forwards the query documents to the concerned authors. Queries could be about any missing information, ambiguous statements, or about missing citations and references in the article.
• The Production Editor at SAGE works in close coordination with the Editorial Officer for ALE and resolves queries with the authors. The clarifications sent by the authors are sent to the Production Editor who then incorporates the suggested corrections in the article.
• Several rounds of quality-checking are done at the publisher’s end, during which, the Production Editor may chose to send further queries (if necessary) to the authors through the Editorial Officer of ALE. The authors are shown the typeset proofs of their articles, so that they can review their articles and send proof corrections (if any), before the final version goes into print.
Authors are requested to write on any of the following topics:
General Issues and Challenges to Legal Education.
Innovations in Pedagogy of Legal Education.
Clinical Legal Education.
Legal Research Methodology.
Legal Education and Globalization.
Legal Education and Access to Justice.
Legal Education as Tool to Enhance Governance Reforms.
Legal Education and Social Change.
Legal Education and Law Reform.
Legal Education and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Legal Education, Poverty and Development.
Continuing Legal Education.
CHECK LIST FOR AUTHORS: Manuscript with Abstract, Title Page & Cover Letter