JAPIL’S PREPARATION OF PAPER MANUAL

Preparation of Papers for JAPIL

Title: TIMES NEW ROMAN (24 font)

First Author, Second Author, Third Author (20 font)

Department, University/College Name (18 font)

Email Address (First, second, third) (14 font)

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  1. ABSTRACT

Not more the 150 words

Keywords: Include at most 6 keywords or phrases

  • INTRODUCTION
  1. Page Layout

Prepare your paper in full size format on US letter size paper (8.5 by 11 inches). The margins must be set as follows:

  1. Top = 1 cm
  2. Bottom = 1 cm
  3.  Left = 1 cm
  4. Right = 1 cm
  • STYLE

All paragraphs must be justified, i.e. both left justified and right-justified.

  1. Text Font of Entire Document

The entire document should be in Times New Roman. Other font types may be used if needed for special purposes.

Recommended font sizes: 12

  • TITLE AND AUTHOR DETAILS

Title must be in 24 pt Times New Roman font.

Author name must be in 20 pt Times New Roman font.

Author affiliation must be in 18 pt Italic.

Email address must be in 14 pt Times New Roman font and Italicized

  • SCHEDULE OF FONTS SIZES
  1. Font 6: Table superscripts
  2. Font 8: Section titles, references, tables, table names, table captions, figure captions, footnotes, text subscripts, and superscripts
  3. Font 9: Abstract, Index Terms
  4. Font 10: Authors’ affiliations, main text, equations, first letter in section titles
  5. Font 11: Authors’ names
  6. Font 24: Paper title
  • SYNTAXES
  1. Title

Every word in a title must be capitalized except for short minor words such as a. an, and, as, by, for, from, if, in, into, on, or, of, the, to, with and other alike conjunctions and prepositions.

Author details must not show any professional title (e.g. Head of Department, Dean, any academic title (e.g. Dr., Prof.) or any membership of any professional organization (e.g. MCIARB, SAN, QC etc.).

For clarity, the surname must be written as the last part of each author name e.g. Gabriel. J. Gowok; with ‘Gowok’ being the surname

Each affiliation must include, at the very least, the name of the company and the name of the country where the author is based (e.g. Causal Productions Pty Ltd, Australia). Email address is compulsory for the corresponding author.

  • Headings

No more than 3 levels of headings should be used. All headings must be in 14 pt font. Every word in a heading must be capitalized except for short minor words as listed above.

E.g.

1. Heading 1

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  • Sub Heading

Subheadings must be italicized, written in 13pt font. Only the first alphabet of every word in the subheading should be capitalized.

1.1 Heading 2

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  • Sub- sub Heading

Subheadings must be italicized, written in 12pt font. Only the first alphabet of every word in the subheading should be capitalized.

E.g.

1.1.1 Heading 3

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  • OTHER RULES

Page Numbers, Headers and Footers Page numbers, headers and footers must not be used.

G. Links and Bookmarks

All hypertext links and section bookmarks will be removed from papers during the processing of papers for publication. If you need to refer to an Internet email address or URL in your paper, you must type out the address or URL fully in regular font.

  • REFERENCES

The heading of the references section must not be numbered.

All reference items must be in 12 pt Calibri font. Please use Regular and Italic styles to distinguish different fields as shown in the References section. References must be numbered sequentially (e.g. 1. John. L. Ajor (1978)…

The Journal of Advanced Public International Law (JAPIL) adopts the OSCOLA Referencing Style. A detailed explanation on how each source should be cited according to the OSCOLA Style is detailed as follows:

  1. Books

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (first published 1651, Penguin 1985) 268

Gareth Jones, Goff and Jones: The Law of Restitution (1st supp, 7th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2009)

K Zweigert and H Kötz, An Introduction to Comparative Law (Tony Weir tr, 3rd edn, OUP 1998)

  1. Contributions to Edited Books

Francis Rose, ‘The Evolution of the Species’ in Andrew Burrows and Alan Rodger (eds), Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks (OUP 2006)

  1. Encyclopedias

Halsbury’s Laws (5th edn, 2010) vol 57, para 53

  1. Journal articles

Paul Craig, ‘Theory, “Pure Theory” and Values in Public Law’ [2005] PL 440

When pinpointing, put a comma between the first page of the article and the page pinpoint.

JAG Griffith, ‘The Common Law and the Political Constitution’ (2001) 117 LQR 42, 64

  • Online journals

Graham Greenleaf, ‘The Global Development of Free Access to Legal Information’ (2010) 1(1) EJLT < ejlt.org//article/view/17 > accessed 27 July 2010

  • Command papers and Law Commission reports

Department for International Development, Eliminating World Poverty: Building our Common Future (White Paper, Cm 7656, 2009) ch 5

Law Commission, Reforming Bribery (Law Com No 313, 2008) paras 3.12–3.17

  • Websites and blogs

Sarah Cole, ‘Virtual Friend Fires Employee’ (Naked Law, 1 May 2009) <www.nakedlaw.com/2009/05/index.html> accessed 19 November 2009

  • Newspaper articles

Jane Croft, ‘Supreme Court Warns on Quality’ Financial Times (London, 1 July 2010) 3

  1. Cases

Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd [2008] UKHL 13, [2008] 1 AC 884

R (Roberts) v Parole Board [2004] EWCA Civ 1031, [2005] QB 410

Page v Smith [1996] AC 155 (HL)