• Submissions

    • Submissions should be written on the subject of comparative law, the law of the European Union, or the European Convention on Human Rights.
    • Submissions must adhere to the prescribed word counts, which are inclusive of all footnotes. Articles should be 4,000 to 10,000 words. Case notes should be 1,000 to 4,000 words.
    • Submissions must be the original work of the author(s) and may be checked for plagiarism. Any submission that is found to be plagiarised will not be considered by the Editorial Board.
    • Submissions must not have been published previously, nor be awaiting consideration for publication.
  • Authorship

    • Authors should be members of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) and/or law students enrolled at a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or Ireland. . This includes those enrolled on law conversion courses and those who are studying for professional training courses such as the LPC or the BPTC. Authors need not be members of ELSA.
    • Submissions may be co-authored, provided all authors are eligible.
    • Statements expressed in the published submissions reflect the views of the authors and are not necessarily the views of the Editorial Board.
    • The publication of a submission shall confer intellectual property rights to ELSA United Kingdom and ELSA Ireland.
  • Procedure

    • Submissions will be considered in the first instance by the Editorial Board. A selection of submissions will then be considered by the Academic Board. Authors whose submissions are selected for publication may be asked to make revisions, which will be required to be made timeously. Authors will be kept informed of the outcome of their submissions. Publication remains at the discretion of the Editorial Board.
    • Submissions should be sent in MS Word format by email to with the subject line ‘SCELR Submission 2018’.
    • The deadline for submissions is Friday 20th April at 23:59 BST.


PDF Versions of the Rules  and Style Guide are available for download.