we are still open for business for US and International papers that deal with issues of criminal law, criminology and criminal justice.
Our call for papers will remain open until Feb 1, 2018 or until the issue is full!
We are a Canadian-based law journal with interests in American criminal law and also comparative pieces. We don't have a traditional submissions cycle as our editorial office is staffed year round. See our call for papers below.
The Manitoba Law Journal in conjunction with Robsoncrim.com are pleased to announce our second annual call for papers in Criminal Law. We invite scholarly papers, reflection pieces, research notes, book reviews, or other forms of written or pictorial expression. We have published papers from leading academics in criminal law, criminology, law and psychology and criminal justice. We welcome academic and practitioner engagement across criminal law and related disciplines.
See our current volume for sample publications.
We welcome contributions from US and Canadian scholars/students/practitioners as well as from scholars/students/practitioners of criminal law internationally.
We invite papers that relate to issues of criminal law and cognate disciplines as well a papers that reflect on the following sub-themes:
Intersections of the criminal law and constitutions
Interpersonal violence and crimes of sexual assault
Indigenous persons and the justice system(s)
Gender and the criminal law
Mental health and the criminal law
Legal issues in youth court, bail, remand, corrections and court settings
Regulation of policing
The expansion of state surveillance
The regulation of vice including gambling, sexual expression, sex work and use of illicit substances
Analyses of recent Supreme and Appellate court criminal law cases in your jurisdiction
Comparative criminal law analyses
Criminal law, popular culture and media
Law and society analyses of contemporary criminal law issues
Empirical studies of criminal law and the criminal justice system
Theoretical and philosophical analyses of criminal law and criminal regulation
Reflections on the practice of criminal law
Last but not least, we invite general submissions dealing with topics in criminal law, criminology, criminal justice, urban studies, legal studies and social justice that relate to criminal regulation.
We will be reviewing all submissions on a rolling basis with final submissions due by February 1, 2018. This means, the sooner you submit, the sooner we will begin the peer review process. We will still consider all submissions until the deadline.
Submissions should generally be under 15,000 words (inclusive of footnotes) and if at all possible conform with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th ed (Toronto: Thomson Carswell, 2014) - the "McGill Guide". Submissions must be in word or word compatible formats and contain a 250 word or less abstract and a list of 10-15 keywords.
Aims and Scope
The Manitoba Law Journal (MLJ) is a publication of the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba located at Robson Hall. We hope to provide lively, practical and informative commentary on developments in areas that include case law, legislation, the administration of justice, and legal practice. We aim at producing critical coverage of events in our own community, but welcome pertinent commentary concerning developments at the national or international level or in other provinces. The MLJ is carried on LexisNexis Quicklaw Advance, Westlaw Next and Heinonline and included in the annual rankings of law journals by the leading service, the Washington and Lee University annual survey. The MLJ operates with the support of the SSHRC aid to scholarly journal grants program.
We generally use a double-blind peer review process to ensure that the quality of our publications meets the requisite academic standards. Articles are anonymized and then, after editorial review, reviewed by anonymous experts. Occasionally the identity of the author is intrinsic to evaluating the article (e.g., an invited distinguished lecture or interview) and the reviewers will be aware of it. Articles are accepted with revisions, encouraged to revise and resubmit, or rejected.
This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user.