Call for Papers: University of Makeni Yearbook of Law
The editors of the University of Makeni Yearbook of Law (UMYL) invite submissions on any area of law, domestic, regional, or international, although preference will be given to articles that are on or touch on Sierra Leone or West Africa. Submissions will be accepted up to Oct. 15, 2016. Read below for more information.
Authors are invited to contribute articles up to 15,000 words and (case) notes or book reviews of up to 3,500 words for publication in the first annual University of Makeni Yearbook of Law.
General guidelines: Submissions should be made with a cover-page with the author’s full name, affiliation, contact information (including email, fax, telephone, and postal address) and other information thought necessary. The other pages of a submission should not include the author’s name or any other means of identifying the author so as to facilitate blind peer-review.
A one-inch margin should be used on all sides. Typeface should be 12 pt Times New Roman or as closely compatible as possible. Footnotes should be used and may be in 10 pt Times New Roman, but should maintain the prescribed margins. Submissions should be single-spaced. Submisisons should be done electronically.
Articles should be written in English and singles spaced on one side of a sheet or be in MS Word or LibreOffice 4.2 or later and less than 15,000 words excluding footnotes, except by prior agreement with the editor-in-chief. Articles should be sent in hard copy or electronic format to one of the contacts below. If your article is accepted after a double blind peer review, an electronic copy in Word or LibreOffice format will be required.
An article is intended to be a piece that adds to the existing literature on a particular subject. Submission of an article should include an abstract of not more than 200 words.
Comments, (case) notes or book reviews should be written in English and single-spaced on only one-side of a sheet of paper or be in MS Word or LibreOffice 4.2 or later format, if submitted electronically. A case note or book review should be less than 3,500 words, except by prior agreement with the editor-in-chief. Case notes or book reviews should be sent in hard copy or electronic format to one of the contacts below. If your article is accepted after a double blind peer review, an electronic copy in Word or LibreOffice format will be required.
A Case note should describe a case, including a description of the facts, the points of law, and show that original research has been done on some aspect of the case. It should also express the author’s adequately supported views about the case. The name of the case, its full citation, the date it was decided, the court name, judges’ names, and the case’s procedural history should be included.
A Book review should describe the contents of a book, preferably recent, and provide a critical appraisal of the contents of the book. The description of the book is not intended to be a summary of the book, but instead an indication of the major themes and how they are dealt with.
Submissions should be mailed to:
The University of Makeni
University of Makeni Yearbook of Law
Department of Law
P.O. Box 1, Makeni, Sierra Leone
or emailed (with “UMYL Submission” as subject) to:
or faxed to:
Topics: Calls for Papers; International Law.