Submission Guidelines

The King's Student Law Review requests that authors comply with the following submissions guidelines. The Review is unlikely to consider submissions which substantially deviate from these requirements —

  1. Electronic Submission:

    Please attach your manuscript and e-mail it to
    The Review does not accept hardcopy submissions.
  2. Cover Letter:

    Please include the following information in your e-mail —
  3. Attachment Format:

    Please save your manuscript in Rich Text Format and ensure that it complies with the citation format and style guidelines outlined below.
  4. Anonymous Review:

    Your manuscript must not contain your name, university or any other means used to identify you.
  5. Word Count:

    Your article must be no less than 5,000 words, and no more than 10,000 words. Longer articles will be considered on their merit.
    If you have concerns, please contact the Submissions Co-Ordinator at
  6. Area of Law and Jurisdiction:

    The KSLR does not restrict itself to a specialised area of Law and welcomes submissions in all areas. The primary focus of KSLR is Law in the United Kingdom although we also accept submissions with a European, international or comparative aspect.
  7. Co-Authorship:

    Co-authorship is permitted insofar as there is compliance with the submissions guidelines.

  8. Citation Format:

    Please use the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). To download a copy of the OSCOLA handbook: Click here.
  9. Style Guidelines

    Please adhere to the following general guidelines, in addition to OSCOLA standards —
  10. Student Contributors:

    Submissions are welcome from all current law students, whether at undergraduate or graduate level. The KSLR aims to provide a platform for student work thus priority is given to current students.
    Non-students (e.g. legal practitioners, non-recent graduates) can submit short articles to the KSLR series of blogs. Please e-mail the Head of Blog Editors at to declare your interest.