Journal of Equity

The Journal of Equity aims to be of service to the academic community, practitioners and students of law. High quality contributions from the academy and the legal profession will be considered for publication. The Journal publishes articles, notes and shorter analysis, comments, book reviews and review essays dealing with equity and topics that are related to or have implications for current themes in equity. Analytical, theoretical and empirical approaches are all within the Journal's remit, as are contributions detailing and analysing recent developments or dealing with issues of policy and law reform.

The Journal of Equity is international in coverage. Contributions dealing with the law of any common law jurisdiction or which take a comparative approach are welcomed. This is a refereed journal and the content is controlled by an editorial board following a formal process of peer review.

The Journal of Equity adheres to guidelines based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Style Guidelines

Authors are expected to follow the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities.

Submission Requirements

Word Limit

While the Journal does not adhere to a strict word limit, articles would normally be in the range of 8-10,000 words, though longer or shorter pieces may be accepted where appropriate for the topic. Submissions should contain footnotes not endnotes. A statement of the number of words, inclusive and exclusive of footnotes, should be included in your covering email.An abstract of 100-150 words must be included.

The abstract is not included in the overall word count.

Anonymity

For the purpose of peer review, articles should be anonymised. Contributors must include their full name, title, qualification, as well as a mailing address and contact number in their covering email.

Graphics

Graphics, tables, graphs and diagrams should be kept to a minimum. They should be in greyscale; no more than 10cm in width; of high resolution; font is to be Times New Roman, no more than 10pt; must not contain footnotes. Graphics not complying with these requirements will not be published.

Peer Review

All contributions to the Journal of Equity are subject to double blind peer review.

Licence

By submitting a manuscript for publication in the Journal of Equity, the contributor licenses LexisNexis to publish the manuscript, as approved by the Editorial Board following the peer review process, in the Journal of Equity and in other publications in print or electronic form with due attribution.

Warranty

By submitting a manuscript for publication in the Journal of Equity, the contributor warrants that the manuscript is an original work, has not been published before, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere, including online publications.

Repositories

(a) Open Access Repositories

On publication, the final accepted manuscript may be uploaded to SSRN, the contributors’ personal or university website or other open access repositories. The final publisher version (ie, including any copy editing, typesetting or LexisNexis pdf pages) may not be uploaded.

Contributors must note that the work is published by the Journal of Equity and provide the full publication citation.

After 24 months from the date of publication, the final published version of your article (ie, including any copy editing, typesetting or LexisNexis pdf pages) may be made available on open access repositories including the contributors' personal websites and university websites.

(b) Commercial Publishers

In no case may the published article or final accepted manuscript be uploaded to a commercial publisher's website.

How to Submit

Please submit in Word format only. PDF files or links to external sites are not accepted.

Submissions must be in a 'ready to publish' state, not in draft form. If accepted for publication authors will have the opportunity to review their edited work before it is published.

Email submissions to Catherine Zemann at Catherine.Zemann@lexisnexis.com.au or via the submissions portal on this website.

Editors

Simone Degeling, Professor, UNSW Law School
Elise Bant, Professor, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Matthew Harding, Professor, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Editorial Board

  • The Hon Joseph C Campbell QC
  • Prof Robert Chambers
  • Prof Matthew Conaglen
  • The Hon Justice James Edelman
  • Prof Brendan Edgeworth
  • Dr Steven Elliott QC
  • John Emmerig
  • The Hon Paul Finn
  • Prof Joshua Getzler
  • The Hon W M C Gummow AC
  • Prof Lusina Ho
  • The Hon Justice Francois Kunc
  • The Hon Justice Mark Leeming
  • The Hon Kevin Lindgren AM QC
  • Prof Keith Mason AC QC
  • John McGhee QC
  • The Hon Justice Andrew Phang
  • Prof Lionel Smith
  • The Hon Margaret Stone
  • Prof Michael Tilbury
  • Prof Peter Watts
  • Prof Sarah Worthington
  • The Hon Peter Young AO

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By submitting a manuscript for publication with LexisNexis, the contributor licenses LexisNexis to publish the manuscript, as approved by the Editorial Board following the peer review process, in the LexisNexis journal or other publications in print or electronic form with due attribution.

By submitting a manuscript to LexisNexis, the contributor warrants that the manuscript is an original work, has not been published before, including online publications, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.