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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 has conformed the Instructions for Authors (including Submission Guideline and Style Guideline). Failure to do so may result in the submission being rejected.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.

Manuscript Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to ASEAN Journal of Legal Studies are critically reviewed before they can be published. ASEAN Journal of Legal Studies accepts three categories of manuscripts as follow;
1. Academic articles (including research articles),
2. Case and legislation comments, and
3. Book review.

Please kindly refer to Instruction for Authors 

Form of Manuscript

All manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form, in Microsoft Word format, using ThaiJo, through the Journal’s website at: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AJLS

All manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English.

Maximum Length
Contributions should not exceed the following limits (including footnotes and appendices):
- for academic articles, 8,000 – 10,000 words;
- for case and legislation comments, 5,000 words; and
- for book reviews, 2,000 words.

However, well-written, concise contribution which exceeds these limits will be considered.

Contact Details
Authors should include with their submission a delivery address, and an e-mail address through which they can be contacted.

Language Editing
Authors are recommended to have the manuscripts checked by a colleague with experiences in writing English manuscripts or an English language editor. The use of third-party services specializing in language editing and/or translation is voluntary and all costs will be borne by the authors. It also does not guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted for publication.

 Style Guidelines

Title should be concise and descriptive.

Name and Autobiographical Notes
Authors should supply their full name in the convention they prefer. Autobiographical details should appear as the first footnote of each manuscript and include the contributor’s institutional affiliation and current title. Acknowledgments (if any) may also be included.

An abstract should not exceed 150 words.

Each manuscript should have 5 words in maximum.

- First level heading should be left-aligned and preceded by capitalized Roman numerals.
- Second level headings should be left-aligned and preceded by capitalized letters.
- Third level headings should be left-aligned and preceded by Arabic numerals.

Quotations should be clearly indicated and it is vital that they are accurate. Double quotation marks should be inserted at the beginning and end of every quotation. However, quotations longer than three lines should be set as a block quotation, which should be 11pt Times New Roman, indented both left and right by 1.0 cm, and justified-aligned.

The use of tables, figures, and charts should be kept to a minimum. All illustrations must be of reproduction-ready quality and in EPS, TIF, or JPG format. Illustrations should appear in the manuscript near where they are referenced in the text and should have short descriptive title. Figures should be clearly numbered, source and should have explanatory captions. Please supply figures and special characters separately in pdf format as a reference file.

Use of Capital Letters
The capital letters should be used where reference is made to a specific organization. 

Abbreviations and Contractions
Authors always provide the complete form of an acronym/ abbreviation the first time it is presented in the text.

Foreign Words
Foreign words should be italicized (but not within quotations).

Emphasized text
To indicate text you wish to emphasize, use italics.

References and Citations
Citations, references, and sources should be fully set out in footnotes to the text and must appear in the reference list. Citations should conform to the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), 4th edition 2012, Hart Publishers. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all information in a reference.

Book Review
Reviewers should include all relevant information relating to the book reviewed. It should include the title of the book reviewed, the name(s) of the author(s)/editor(s) and the publication information such as place of publication, name of publisher, year of publication, total number of pages inclusive of the index (separate sub-totals for tables and main text should be provided where they are separately numbered), the type of binding (softcover/hardcover) and the price of the book.