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Author Guidelines

BRAWIJAYA LAW JOURNAL, Journal of Legal Studies, is the normal channel for publication of papers in all field of law, which include civil law, criminal law, administration law, constitutional law as well as international law. Manuscripts of articles reporting research, contemporary comments as well as book reviews will be accepted for review as papers. The manuscript should cite at least two relevant papers published within this journal. Articles should be 5,000 - 10,000 words, Contemporary Comments or note 2,000 words - 3,000 words, and Book Reviews 500 - 1,000 words. Submissions should not be under consideration elsewhere at the time of submission.

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES
An acceptable manuscript will meet the following general criteria : it reports a worthwhile contribution to legal studies, sound methodology was used and is explained with sufficient detail so that other researchers can conduct further studies, conclusions are supported by well-analysed legal arguments, manuscripts is concise, well written, and understandable.


MANUSCRIPT FORMAT
Manuscript should given in soft copy and arranged in Brawijaya Law Journal standard format, Title, Authors, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Result and Discussion, Conclusion and Suggestion, Acknowledgment and References. Typed at one side of white paper of A4 size, in single column, double space, 12 point times news roman font and should given line numbers.

The template for journal article, book review as well as contemporary comments/ notes can be downloaded via this website on template icon.


MANUSCRIPT TITLE AND ABSTRACT
Title, consist of not more than 20 words. It should be written clearly and concisely describing the contents of the research as well as the idea of the nature of the work. Under the title of the article only the names of the authors should appear. Any further information, such as qualifications, present appointments, postal and email addresses should be given as a footnote on the first page.  All article submissions should also include an Abstract of no more than 150 words. An Abstract is not required for Comments and Book Reviews.


INTRODUCTION

Presented briefly and clearly information concerning background, aim and purpose of the research.


LEGAL MATERIALS AND METHODS
It should mention time and place of the research (if applicable) and the focus of the research in first part. All legal materials, supporting documents and methods must be stated clearly and briefly.


RESULT AND DISCUSSION
Result and discussion be written in same part. They should be presented continuously start from main result until supporting results and equipped with a discussion.


CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTION
Conclusion should be explained clearly. Suggestion placed after conclusion contains a recommendation on the research.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
State the grant source and the person to whom the grant was given. Name the person to help you work.


REFERENCE

References should follow the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC). All references to books, articles and other sources are to be identified at an appropriate point in the text by a footnote, which will correspond to the relevant footnote at the bottom of the page. The information to be included within the footnote is as detailed in the AGLC guidelines. The Guide may be viewed and downloaded here. It is the author's responsibility to ensure the style of the submission accords with the current version of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, and manuscripts will be returned to authors for editing if they do not meet the style guidelines.

 

ABBREVIATION

Uncommon abbreviations should be explained, with the name in full in the first instance, followed by the abbreviation in brackets. The abbreviation may then be adopted. Full stops should not be used in abbreviations or contractions. When citing a reference for the purposes of comparison, the journal uses ‘see also’.

 

DIRECT QUOTATION

As a general rule, direct quotations of three lines or less are embedded within the text in quotation marks. The reference to the author, date and page number appears in the footnote, which appears after the full stop or any other punctuation. A quotation of more than three lines appears as an indented paragraph, and is reduced to font size 10. Similarly, the reference to the author, date and page number appears in the relevant footnote at the bottom of the page.

 

QUOTATION MARKS

In using quotation marks, single quotation marks should be used as first preference. Where a second quote is referred to within the first quote, double quotation marks should indicate this. For example:


‘Although these ASLs are considered as “partial ASLs” because they do not include all normal passage routes, in particular the east/west routes, these definite and certain ASLs cover the north/south routes and are better than having none designated’.3

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3 Dhiana Puspitawati, ‘The East/West Archipelagic Sea Lanes Passage through the Indonesian Archipelago’ January/February (2005) 140 Maritime Studies 1, 8.

 

REVIEW PROCESS
Articles are assessed by the Journal editorsin determining whether the article meet journal guidelines. Article which meet all the requirement will be assigned to reviewer to be reviewed through a double-blind peer-review process by two referees with relevant expertise in the field.  Authors will be informed of the progress of their submission as necessary. Submission should be done through the on-line submission provided by this on-line journal system.

 

NOTIFICATION
All communications are strongly recommended undertaken through email to lawjournal@ub.ac.id

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. Using Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007 at least.

    Abbreviations

    Uncommon abbreviations should be explained, with the name in full in the first instance, followed by the abbreviation in brackets. The abbreviation may then be adopted. Full stops should not be used in abbreviations or contractions.When citing a reference for the purposes of comparison, the journal uses ‘see also’.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided
  4. 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. If the text using double space, it should be given by line numbers
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed
 

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.