International Journal of Law and Digital Society: Submissions

Papers submitted to the International Journal of Law and Digital Society are accepted on the understanding that they are original and not under simultaneous consideration by any other publication. Submitted manuscripts may be subject to checks in order to detect instances of plagiarism. All papers are subject to double-blind peer review.

We accept electronic submissions only. An email attachment of the manuscript should be sent to

Manuscript should be prepared for submission following the APA guidelines (American Psychological Association, 2010). The editors reserve the right to return to authors, without peer review, improperly formatted manuscripts. The number of authors of a paper submission is limited to a maximum of four.

Manuscript Preparation

  • Papers should be between 5000 and 7000 words in length (including notes, tables, and references), accompanied by a 50–100-word abstract and 2–10 keywords. A maximum word count of entire manuscript must not exceed 8000 words, and all paper submissions must adhere to this.
  • The title page must list full title, author names, author addresses, e-mails, and brief bio sketches (for each authors).
  • The text of the paper should include title, abstract, text, references and notes, tables, figure captions, figures, but not the names of authors, their biographical notes nor any acknowledgements. Please make sure that authors’ names are not included in the document/file properties.
  • If the paper contains graphs, we would appreciate that you also e-mail them in a separate Excel file. The number of figures, graphs and/or tables combined is limited to 7.
  • The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions; references in the abstract should be avoided.
  • Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association.
  • Footnotes are not permitted. Endnotes are permissible but should be kept to a minimum.
  • All papers must be written in UK English. Authors must proofread their manuscripts carefully, giving special attention to the accuracy of quotations and references.
  • Paper size should be A4. Margins should be set for a 25 mm (1 in.) top, bottom, left, and right. The point size should be 12 and the font should be Times New Roman. Italics should be used for emphasis.

The Reference List must be in APA format:

  • American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
  • Cooper, A., \& Humphreys, K. (2008). The uncertainty is killing me: Self-triage decision making and information availability. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 4(1). Retrieved from
  • European Commission. (2010b). Europe 2020: A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth (COM(2010) 2020 final). Brussels, Belgium: European Commission.
  • Gadher, D. (2007, September 2). Leap in gambling addiction forecast. The Sunday Times. Retrieved from http://www
  • Mettam, G. R., \& Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones \& R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York, NY: E-Publishing.
  • Turow, J. (1994). Hidden conflicts and journalistic norms: The case of self-coverage. Journal of Communication, 44(2), 12-31.

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the author(s).

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