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Author Guidelines

The submission stage

  1. The articles should be submitted by the author via online submission.
  2. The articles is scientific and focuses on reviewing related problems in criminal law. Moreover, it also must be original and based on research and literature review were contributory to the development of law studies.
  3. The articles should be unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals.
  4. The articles should be typed in MS document format
  5. The articles consists of title, author’s name, institution, email address, abstract, keywords, content, and references.
  6. The author does not need to include an academic title.
  7. The title should be simple, concise and informative with only the first word capitalized and should bold.
  8. An abstract and 3-5 keyword should accompany each articles, abstract should be completely self-consistent (i.e., with no figure, table, equation or reference citations), not exceeding 250 words and written as a single paragraph.
  9. The main body of the articles must consider this:
    • with Times New Roman, size 12 pts, one and a half-space
    • The body of paper must range between 000-10.00 words, written in font: Cambria, size: 12, line spacing: multiple (1.2). It could be divided into sections. Sections should be bold. Subsections should be italic.
    • Whichever spelling you choose (British or American English) please be consistent throughout.
    • Use hyphens consistently and avoid unnecessary ones.
    • The words “section(s)”, “equation(s)”, “figure(s)” and “reference(s)” are abbreviated as “sect(s).”, “fig(s).”, “eq(s).” and “ref(s).” unless they are the first word of a sentence. The word “table” is always written in full.
    • Latin expressions, such as, e.g., i.e., et al., versus (vs.) should be set in italic.
    • All terms or titles in Arabic should be transliterated with following the Library of Congress guide. Name of person should not be transliterated.
  10. Footnotes to text material, which should be kept to a minimum, and which should be indicated by numerical superscripts: 1, 2, 3, etc. They should be placed at the foot of the relevant page.
  11. The paper will be reviewed and edited without changing any substantial contents.
  12. Bibliographical reference must be noted in body note and bibliography according MLA


The proof correction stage

  1. Once proofs are ready, an e-mail will inform the authors and attach it in pdf format.
  2. Authors are asked to carefully check the proofs. They should keep in mind that the aim of proofreading is to correct errors that may have occurred during the production. Therefore they should particularly check completeness of text, equation breaks, figures, tables and references.
  3. Only essential corrections are accepted.
  4. The author has the final responsibility for the corrections.
  5. Corrections should be returned within 48 hours and can be sent back either as a detailed list by e-mail (quoting the amendments location with page, columns and line number). Please do not alter the PDF proof file, add annotations or send back an amended manuscript file.
  6. As soon as the proofs are returned, the paper will be corrected and posted for the on-line publication.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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