The Queen’s Law Journal publishes original academic work on all areas of law. We take a comprehensive view of legal scholarship—in addition to traditional legal writing, we endeavour to publish articles that intersect the boundaries between law and the social sciences. The Queen’s Law Journal publishes academic articles, book reviews, case comments, and essays, and welcomes submissions from experienced writers and new writers.
The Queen’s Law Journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis—there are no submission deadlines. Submissions will be considered for the next upcoming issue.
The editing process for the Fall issue begins in September, with publication in January. For the Spring issue, editing begins in January, with publication in May.
Given these time frames, and the fact that the submissions process takes approximately 3 to 5 months, generally, articles submitted between November and May will be considered for the upcoming Fall issue and articles submitted between June and October will be considered for the upcoming Spring issue.
These timelines are only guidelines and are subject to the number of articles already accepted for publication in a given issue, and the publication of special issues.
The submissions process, from receipt of submission to offer of publication takes approximately 3 to 5 months. The submissions process is as follows:
- Manuscripts should generally be in the order of 10,000 words, including footnotes. Manuscripts longer than 15,000 words including footnotes will not be accepted. Citations must conform with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th edition (the McGill Guide).
- Articles must be submitted by email to the Managing Editors of Submissions at email@example.com.
- The Managing Editors of Submissions will confirm receipt of submission with the author.
- The Submissions Committee, comprised of the Managing Editors of Submissions and Submissions Editors, will conduct an internal review and recommend one of either: external review; external review with revision recommendations; or rejection. This process takes between 2 and 3 weeks.
- An internal review report is submitted to the Editors-in-Chief and the Faculty Advisors for their review of the recommendation of the Submissions Committee. This process takes between 1 and 2 weeks.
- The Managing Editors of Submissions will communicate the final internal review decision to the author.
- If the submission proceeds to external review, the Managing Editors of Submissions will secure external reviewers. The external review process is double-blind. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise in the subject-area of the submission. This process takes between 1 and 3 months, depending on reviewer availability.
- On the basis of the external reviewer reports, the Editors-in-Chief and the Faculty Advisors will decide whether to extend an offer of publication.
- The Managing Editors of Submissions will communicate the publication decision to the author and provide them with blinded copies of the external reviewer reports.
- Where a publication offer has been extended, the author will be given the opportunity to conduct a final edit of their submission before the article is turned over to the editing team.
For more information or to submit an article, please contact the Managing Editors of Submissions at: firstname.lastname@example.org