Author Guidelines

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Submission information

All submissions should be written in English. Articles should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words, including footnotes. Case notes should not exceed 4,000 words. Comments should not exceed 2,000 words. When submitting your contribution, please ensure that it complies fully with ASLJ’s house style. An abstract of 250-300 words should also be included as well as 10 key words.

ASLJ House Style

A copy of the ASLJ house style can be found on the Author Guidelines page.

We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.


Plagiarism Notice

The ASLJ will not accept nor publish any plagiarised submissions. Please ensure that your submission is free of plagiarism.


Guidelines for ASLJ

The Editors of African Student Law Journal (ASLJ) encourage the submission of journal articles in English for publication in our journal.

Journal Articles submitted will be considered for publication in ASLJ on the following conditions:

Authors are required to read their articles to avoid the need for editors to exercise these rights. At all times, authors are dissuaded from plagiarising. This may be done through ensuring accurate referencing where necessary, and ensuring that all sources reflect accurately in the bibliography submitted.

Author/s who aspire to submit a journal article to ASLJ are required to acquaint themselves with the house style of the journal. A comprehensive guideline appears below:



The editors of ASLJ reserve the right to modify articles that have successfully passed through the peer-review process, in conformity with the house style, to improve accuracy, and to bring the journal in line with the tenets of plain legal language.