Author Submissions

Instructions on submission

APJEL welcomes original contributions in the English language. All contributors will be required to complete a licence to publish form upon acceptance of an article.

Work submitted for publication must be previously unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere and, if accepted, it should not then be published elsewhere in the same form or language. If substantial previously published parts of text are to be included, the copyright-holder’s permission must have been obtained prior to submission.

Articles should be no longer than 12,000 words in length. Country reports, case notes and comments should be no longer than 6,000 words in length. Book reviews should be no longer than 2,500 words. Submissions should be in 12pt font or larger and double line spaced.

Submissions should include a list of keywords (maximum 8), short abstract (maximum 200 words), an introduction and conclusion.

They must be submitted as Word files.

Article manuscripts and editorial queries should be sent to the Editors, Tim Stephens ( or Ed Couzens ( Book reviews should be sent to the Book Review Editor, Kate Owens (

The final version of your manuscript should be accompanied by a completed copy of the Author Information Form: APJEL Author Information Form.

Article manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with our house style guidelines: APJEL Guidance.

Terms of publication

If your article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to sign our standard Contributor Agreement: APJEL Licence to Publish