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Author Guidelines


  1. The Review welcome scholarly articles in the area of law and economics. Submissions from young scholars are most welcomed.
  2. All submissions must be in English.
  3. All papers should have, o­n the first page, a title, authors' names and affiliations, an abstract of not more than 200 words, keywords, and JEL classification.
  4. All reference list, case list, and legislation list should be kept at the end of the article.
  5. Equations numbers must be flushed to the right margin.
  6. Submissions must be done electronically in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Writer formats.
  7. Equations may be in Mathtype format.
  8. All diagrams must be properly labelled and in separate files, in TIFF, GIF, or JPEG formats.

Citation Style

  1. Footnotes should be used sparingly for further explanations. Citations for judicial decisions, legislation, and literature should be left to the end of the article.
  2. Use the following recommended style for citations of legal authorities:

    United States, the The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation or Introduction to Basic Legal Citationby Peter W. Martin (summary available at http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/).
    United States v. Carroll Towing Co., 159 F.2d 169 (2d Cir. 1947).

    English and Commonwealth jurisdictions, as follows:
    Donoghue (or McAlister) v. Stevenson [1932] AC 562 (HL).

    Other jurisdictions, their conventional citation styles.
  3. For journals and other publications, the recommended style is the author-date style of the Chicago Manual of Style.
    Calabresi and Melamed (1972).


    (Calabresi and Melamed 1972)
    Calabresi, Guido, and A.D. Melamed. 1972. Property rules, liability
    rules and inalienability: o­ne view of the cathedral. Harvard Law
    85: 1089.
    Posner, Richard A. 1973. Economic analysis of law. Boston: Little Brown.
  4. For Internet resources, proceed the usual citation with the Internet URL.
    Bouckaert, Boudewijn, and Gerrit de Geest, eds. 2000. Encyclopedia of 
    law and economics,
    4 vols. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar. Available
    at http://encyclo.findlaw.com/.

Submission Preparation Checklist (All items required)

The submission has not been previously published nor is it before another journal for consideration; or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor.

The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenOffice document file format.

The submission file name does not contain special characters like - % & * / ! ? ( )

All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://pkp.ubc.ca) are activated and ready to click.

The text meets this journal's formatting requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines found in About the Journal. "Author" and year have been used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' names, titles, etc.

Copyright Notice
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