(i) The scope of the blog
The UK Public Law Blog aims to publish academic contributions of both theoretical and practical importance. We particularly welcome:
- Case comments on recent ‘newsworthy’ developments in UK Public Law.
- Comments on legislation or government policy.
- Original ‘opinion-pieces’ or theoretical articles, advocating for a change to the law.
Pieces on EU law or public international law may also be relevant, provided they link back to UK law. The blog’s audience is primarily UK-based, and not every reader has a legal background, so please bear this in mind when writing.
(ii) The review process
The Editorial Committee aims to reply within two working days. However, we are doing this voluntarily and are all either working, or studying, so this may at times this may take longer. Following a review by the editors, authors may be asked to revise their submission, with comments or changes. The initial or revised submission may be accepted or rejected for publication at the editors’ discretion. A submission may be rejected if:
- it does not fit the scope of the blog substantively (i.e. is not relevant to UK Public Law);
- it does not meet the required quality and focus of analysis; and/or
- the Blog has already received a submission on the issue in question, or the issue has already been extensively published upon on this blog or other outlets.
(iii) Style guide
Length: 750-1500 words. Longer posts may be accepted, but this will be the exception rather than the rule.
Style: Use Times New Roman size 12, single spaced and single line between paragraphs. The use of headings, and a ‘catchy’ article title, are encouraged.
Language: Submissions must be written in British English spelling.
Hyperlinks instead of footnotes: Use hyperlinks instead of footnotes when referring to any sources.
Image for the blog post: Feel free to recommend an open-source image to be used for your blogpost. If not, the Committee will select one for you.
Cross-posting: You are welcome to cross-post any blogpost we publish on another blog, or any other social media platform, with prior approval from the Editorial Team.