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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Article Formatting

The submission should include the following: The title of the article, author's name to which should be attached a non-numerical footnote (marked with an asterisk) that states the author's academic title and affiliation.

Abstract (200-300 words) and keywords (4-6 words)

Text of the article separated into Introduction, Body and Conclusion. All the text should be typeset in the 12-point Times New Roman font and justified with a margin left 1.5 inch and right 1.0 inch top 1 inch and bottom 1 inch. The first line of every paragraph should not be indented. The line spacing should be set at 1.5, including the paragraph breaks. All the headings should be typeset in the 12-point Times New Roman font and numbered with consecutive Arabic numbers (e.g. 1., 1.1., 1.2., 1.2.1., 1.2.2., 1.2.3., 2., 2.1. etc.), and may be written in bold.

The text should contain no underlined words. Italics should be used for expressions foreign to the language of the article, while bold can only be used for the headings.


Footnote should be Times New Roman with font size 10, single-spaced, and justified. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively starting with 1 at the beginning of the Article, except for the footnote listing author’s affiliation which is marked with an asterisk. Substantive footnotes are justified only if any further clarifications are necessary.

CITATION Standards

The purpose of citation is to make it as easy as possible for the reader to find the relevant passage in the cited publication. Accordingly, citations in the footnotes should conform to the standards laid down in the latest version of Bluebook: Uniform System of Citations (19the ed. 2010).

Types of Submissions and Requirements

Articles: Min 15 pages (short) and max 35 pages (long).
Case Comments: Min 3 pages, max 10 pages.
Book Review: Max 3 pages.
Essays, Notes/Reflections: Min 3 pages max 12 pages.

Submissions should be accompanied with covering letter including authors name, email, phone number and institutional affiliation. All submissions must be in MS word format and compatible with word 2003 and 2007.

Submission Contact information

Solomon T. Abegaz (LLB, LLM, LLD, Assist. Prof of Law, University of Gondar, School of Law)

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