Torts Law Journal

The Torts Law Journal provides in depth articles, book reviews, case notes, review articles and informed comment on all areas of torts, with special emphasis on negligence, nuisance, defamation and economic torts. General aspects of the law, such as vicarious liability, are also considered. The Journal covers all Australian jurisdictions and also examines key international developments.

The Torts Law Journal aims to be of service both to the academic community and to practitioners. Analytical, theoretical and empirical approaches are all welcome, as are contributions detailing and analysing recent developments or dealing with issues of policy and law reform.


Style Guidelines

Authors are expected to follow the style guidelines of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.

Submission Requirements

Word Limit

While the Journal does not adhere to a strict word limit, articles would normally be in the range of 5-10,000 words, though longer or shorter pieces may be accepted where appropriate for the topic. Submissions should contain footnotes not endnotes. 

An abstract of 100-150 words must be included.

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 Graphics not complying with these requirements will not be published.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 Torts Law Journal are subject to peer review.

Licence

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

Warranty

By submitting a manuscript for publication in the Torts Law Journal, 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.

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

Joachim Dietrich, Professor, Bond University
Professor Kit Barker, Associate Editor

Editorial Board

  • Prof Des Butler
  • Prof Peter Cane
  • Prof J Davis
  • Assoc Prof Neil Foster
  • Dr Brad Jessup
  • Assoc Prof John Keeler
  • Prof Harold Luntz
  • Prof Barbara McDonald
  • Prof Ian Malkin
  • His Hon Judge C Phegan, District Court of New South Wales
  • Prof Jane Stapleton
  • Prof Prue Vines
  • Assoc Prof Gary Chan Kok Yew

Submit an Article


File name: {{form.File[0].name}}

Size: {{form.File[0].size}}


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.