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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission is original, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and it contains work not previously published in elsewhere (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor);
  • Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder for all formats of this journal. Authors acknowledge their responsibility to gain all permissions prior to submission;
  • All authors have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper. The corresponding author is responsible for the approval of the work by all co-authors, for the providing correct and complete affiliations of the authors, and for stating the adherance of all autors to the Review's Authorship Guidelines. He/She is authorized to speak on behalf of the authors;
  • The author(s) commit to report any conflicts of interest which may have influenced the achieved results, the argued theses or the proposed interpretations. The Authors shall disclose if any funder of the research or of the project from which the article is derived exists;
  • Footnotes should conform to the latest edition of the Maroonbook.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in this template;
  • The file(s) comply with the anonymity precautions.
  • The article is in Microsoft Word (.docx) or OpenOffice (.odt) format;

Author Guidelines

The Trento Student Law Review encourages submissions from legal scholars, practitioners and students on any topic of interest to the legal community. Authors are invited to submit papers for this journal through the Open Journal System platform of the Review.

The Trento Student Law Review accepts legal articles:

  • in Italian or English;
  • with a length of 5,000 to 20,000 words (including footnotes);
  • including an abstract (150-300 words) and 5 keywords. In case of an English-written article, both must be in English. Otherwise, both an English and an the original language version must be provided;
  • complying with anonymity precautions - To facilitate our anonymous review process, please confine your name, affiliation, biographical information, and acknowledgments to a separate cover page. The body of the write-up must not contain any identification of the author(s) or their institutional affiliation. Please include the manuscript’s title on the first text page;
  • in Microsoft Word (.docx) or Apache OpenOffice (.odt).

Footnotes should conform to the latest edition of the Maroonbook. Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. 

With regard to editorial criteria, authors must refer to this template.

Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this Review. Submitted articles will undergo a double-blind peer review process.

There are no publication fees (article processing charges or APCs) to publish with the Trento Student Law Review.

Authorship Guidelines
When a submission is uploaded to our system, the author list should be final and correct. Author lists with incorrect informations can mislead readers and cause confusion about who is responsible and accountable for the published work.

The corresponding (submitting) author is solely responsible for communicating with the Trento Student Law Review and for managing communication between co-authors. Before submission, the corresponding author ensures that all authors are included in the author list, its order has been agreed by all authors, and that all authors are aware that the paper was submitted. All authors listed must have given prior approval to have their name attributed to the file(s) being submitted and agree to publication. The corresponding (submitting) author is responsible for informing all co-authors of relevant editorial information throughout the review and editing processes.

To qualify as a co-author of a paper submitted to this Law Review, all of the following criteria - developed by the ICMJE and re-elaborated in Marcia McNutt et al., Transparency in authors’ contributions and responsibilities to promote integrity in scientific publication) - must be jointly met.

Each author is expected:

  • to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; or the creation of new software used in the work; or have drafted the work or substantively revised it;
  • to have contributed to the drafting the work, or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
  • to have approved the submitted version, any substantially modified version that involves the author’s contribution to the study, and have provided final approval of the version to be published;
  • to have agreed both to be personally accountable for the author’s own contributions and to ensure that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and the resolution documented in the literature;
  • to have agreed to be named on the author list, and approved of the full author list.

Contributors who meet some but not all of these criteria can be acknowledged in the publication but should not appear on the author list.
Acknowledgements should include sources of funding, supervision of research groups, administrative support, language editing and proofreading. The corresponding author should obtain permission from those being acknowledged, as sometime being named might constitute an endorsement of the publication.
Please note that a clear and justifiable reason to change the author list after submission will be required before an editor or the publisher will consider changing the author list post-submission. Please ensure that the above guide is followed during the submission process.

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