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.
Law, Technology and Humans - Author Guidelines
Law Technology and Humans uses the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition with footnotes and a bibliography. Please disable EndNote prior to submitting for ease of copyediting.
In the footnotes the shortened form should be used for all notes (including first reference to that source). All subsequent references to the source should be the shortened form.
In footnotes the shortened form should just include first author.
In footnotes the shortened form should not include any titles with italics – except for legal material or where title is Latin.
No Latin abbreviations (such as Ibid, op cit) are used.
Division of the bibliography into sections between secondary sources and primary sources (denoted by appropriate subheadings) is only necessary where the manuscript has used a number of primary sources (for example primary legal material or primary cultural material like films). There is no requirement to seperate the bibliography by type.
With each section of the bibliography sources are arranged in alphabetical author by surname of first named author, artist/director/producer (where appropriate) for cultural works, first named party for law case reports.
Individual bibliography entries are not numbered.
Please download the Author Guidelines for information on formating and referencing examples
Book Reviews are also accepted - please download the Book Reviews Author Guidelines
The Law, Technology and Humans book review editor, Dr Faith Gordon, invites scholars to review books.
Reviews should be written for a non-specialist audience and outline the strengths and any weaknesses of the book, taking into account the author/s aims in writing the book and supporting any evaluation of the book with relevant evidence. In evaluating the contribution of the book you might consider the thesis and/or purpose of the book, authors expertise, relationship of the book with other work in its field, use of evidence, its intended audience, its scope and structure.
A typical structure for a book review consists of introduction, background information, summary of the books main points, evaluation of the book and conclusion.
Book reviews should be 600-1000 words. Please consult the Book Reviews Author Guidelines for more information.
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