The Strathclyde Law Review has two platforms for publishing articles: the annual law review and the SLR Blog. Submissions for the annual law review are open until the submission deadline that is publicised by the review (for the fifth volume, this is July 23rd 2021). Submissions to the SLR Blog are open year round and it is hoped a continual stream of content can be published through this route. Use the buttons below to find out more about submitting to either of outlets, or about submission guidance.
These documents have been produced to help author(s) submit to the Strathclyde Law Review. Please do take the time to read over those relevant to you and, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Downloadable versions of the above documents are available below:
Strathclyde House Style
Declaration of Originality
Strathclyde Law Review
The Strathclyde Law Review's Editorial Board welcomes submissions from students, past and present, of the University of Strathclyde who are at any stage of their academic progression. Submissions are also open to authors from other universities near and far.
Please ensure you have read the submission guidance and House Style document before sending your article to us. These documents can be found above, or by clicking here.
When you are ready to submit, send us an email with your article to the email address posted below. Please include your name in the subject and make sure the content of the email makes clear that the article is intended to be put forward for the annual law review. Emails should have attached the submitted article itself as well as the signed declaration of originality.
When your application is received the Editorial Board will seek to send an acknowledgement email as soon as possible. Please note the acknowledgement email will not be able to provide any inferences as to whether the article will be accepted or not into the review.
Three Tier Review Process
The Strathclyde Law Review process consists of three tiers of review: an initial review, a content review and an anonymous peer review. At the end of each tier the author will be asked to approve of any edits made by the Editorial Board before moving on to the next tier of review.
Below provides an overview of the three tier review process.
The first-tier review will be conducted by the editors in order to check for grammar and spelling errors, as well as to check the general coherence of the submission’s argument. Any errors noted will be amended and a record of the changes made will be highlighted and communicated with the author to ensure they are happy with any changes – no changes to the content of the article will be made by the editors.
The second-tier review will focus on the content of the submissions. This tier of review is to ensure that arguments made are relevant, up-to-date and accurate to the best of their knowledge (the third tier will pick up on any issues that are missed at this point by an Editor). The Editor reviewing the article will also be looking to ensure the analysis and discussion in the submission is a useful contribution to the scholarship in the field the article concerns. Any issues that arise at this stage will again be communicated with the author so, if there are such changes to be made, they can be done before moving onto the next tier.
The Strathclyde Law Review has a peer review system which is provided by PhD students and academic staff in the University of Strathclyde Law School. These peer reviewers will be anonymous and will be selected according to the legal field of the submission concerned. The peer review will focus on ensuring the article is of high academic standard in terms of its content and its contribution to the field.
Strathclyde Law Review Blog
Submitting to the Strathclyde Law Review Blog is as easy as can be. The Editorial Board welcomes blog submissions on any legal topic, issue, or debate. Both individual and multi-author pieces are accepted. Submissions should be kept under 1000 words.
Whilst there is no need to ensure the blog meets the Strathclyde House Style, contributors are encouraged to ensure the formatting of the piece is up to a high standard to allow for a quicker turnaround time from receiving the blog post to posting on the site.
Please note that the three tier review process is not in place with regard to SLR Blog submissions. Instead, just tiers 1 and 2 will be completed (no peer review) before the blog post is posted.
When your blog submission is received the Editorial Board will seek to send an acknowledgement email as soon as possible. Please note the acknowledgement email will not be able to provide any inferences as to whether the article will be accepted or not for the blog.