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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 Microsoft Word (.docx) file format.
  • Sources are formatted in accordance with the journal guideline.
  • 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 journal guidelines.
  • Abstract has been provided in English (approximately 200 words), in case the article is written in a other language than English the abstract shall be provided in the language of the article.
  • In case the article is written in a other language than English title is provided beside the language of the article also in English.

Author Guidelines

The authors' guideline is available here.


The journal is looking for two types of papers:

  1. Articles based e.g. on bachelor’s thesis or other learning modules (such as a broad essay)
    • The manuscript must present new research findings.
    • The manuscript must be previously unpublished.
    • An anonymous reference or evaluation procedure is performed for the manuscript.
    • Guide length (neither maximum nor minimum length) 6000 words
    • Article is formatted in accordance with the journal Authors' Guidelines.
  2. Case law commentary
    • Previously there haven’t been published commentaries on the same case
    • The editorial board will evaluate the commentaries.
    • Guide length (neither maximum nor minimum length) 3000 words.
    • Commentary is formatted in accordance with the journal Authors' Guidelines.

NB! Please preferably use your institution's email address while submitting an article for the journal.

Credits for publishing

The University of Lapland students receive 5 ECTS for publishing an article in the journal and 3 ECTS in case of case law commentary. Please note that credits will solely rely on the published journal articles thus the editorial board cannot guarantee credits for submitted articles. It is strongly suggested that studies e.g. graduation wouldn't be tied in any manner to the credits from the publishing.

Deadline for submission

Issue 1/2023: 1 December 2022
Issue 1/2024: 15 January 2024

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