Journal Submission Checklist

Ensure that you use this guide for final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for the review process. This checklist provides more details related to your paper submission. A paper template is also provided for reference: SAMPLE PAPER 

1. The Theme for the Editions of the JCLI in 2022

The Theme is:

" The (Legal) Perspective on the Strengthening of Economy and Financial (Institutions) in the Digital Era".

The article should be written in English and has never been published in another journal.

2. The Requirement of Scientific Articles

In the preparation of this scientific article must meet the following requirements:

2.1 The General Format of Writing

  • Use “Garamond” font type throughout the paper. 
  • Use font size 14 for the head title, font size 12 for main body and font size 10 for abstract, footnotes, tables/figure notes, and for results reported in the table. 
  • Use single spacing for main body and reference list. Use single line spacing for footnotes and table/figure notes.
  • Articles consist of between 7.000 - 10.000 words including references

2.2 Important considerations before submission:

  •  It is vital that one author has been assigned as the corresponding author and correct contact details (email address and full postal address) need to be provided. 
  • Manuscript need to be professionally proof-read. More specifically, manuscript need to 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'. 
  • All references cited in the text are mentioned in the Reference List, and vice versa. 

2.3 Use of inclusive Language

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Content should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader; contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition; and use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, stereotypes, slang, reference to dominant culture and/or cultural assumptions. We advise to seek gender neutrality by using plural nouns ("clinicians, patients/clients") as default/wherever possible to avoid using "he, she," or "he/she." We recommend avoiding the use of descriptors that refer to personal attributes such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition unless they are relevant and valid. When coding terminology is used, we recommend to avoid offensive or exclusionary terms such as "master", "slave", "blacklist" and "whitelist". We suggest using alternatives that are more appropriate and (self-) explanatory such as "primary", "secondary", "blocklist" and "allowlist". These guidelines are meant as a point of reference to help identify appropriate language but are by no means exhaustive or definitive.

2.4 Copyright

 Authors will be asked to complete a “Copyright Transfer Form” upon acceptance of an article. The corresponding author will receive an email from the journal publisher confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a “copyright Transfer Form”. It is the corresponding authors responsibility to correctly complete the form and get signatures from all the authors listed on the manuscript. 

2.5 Role of the Funding Source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

2.6 Submission 

Our online submission system is easy to use as it efficiently guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and as well as uploading relevant files. Once files are submitted, the online system converts your article into a single “PDF” and “HTML” versions which are used for peer-review process. Ensure that you submit a “Word” version of the manuscript. Submit your article via Make A New Submission

2.7 Double-blind Review

All papers will undergo a double-blind review process. In order words, author details are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. Thus, we request corresponding author to include the following separately while submitting your paper: 

  • Title page: this should include the paper title, authors full name(s), affiliations, and complete address for the corresponding author (including an email address). See this Title page file sample
  • Blinded Manuscript: this includes the main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgments). Be mindful of not including author details, such as author names or affiliations. See this Blind Paper file sample

JCLI has a network of well-established and experienced researchers who act as reviewers. JCLI, in return for receiving high quality reviewer reports, offers reviewers an honorarium of US$100 if reports are returned within 21 days of reviewer’s acceptance to review. 

2.8 Paper Structure 

a. Section Subdivision

    The paper requires clear division and numbered sections. 

  • Sections need to be numbered as follows: I, II, III, …  
  • Sub-sections need to be numbered as follows: I.A, II.A (then A.I. A.II, A.III, …) B, C, etc. For more detail please refer to the provided journal template. 
  • Abstract is not included in section numbering. 
  • Provide appropriate heading for all sections and subsections (each heading should appear on a separate line). 
  • Prefer using tables, graphs, pictures, and diagram to strengthen the writing.

b. Introduction 

Authors are encouraged to use the following suggestions in order to write the introduction section.  

  • Clearly state your research question/hypothesis 
  • Clearly state the background information on the specific problem or issue that is being addressed. 
  • Clearly state whether your research question is new or innovative (different from literature) 
  • Provide well-articulated motivation for the research question. 
  • Support your research question with appropriate theory, empirical data, and legal basis. 
  • Briefly reviews any other solutions or approaches that have been tried in the past.
  • It is strongly advised to include ‘Review of literature/Literature review,’ in the the introduction Separate section is not necessary. Such a review aims to identify any gap in the research where the author’s paper will fill in that gap as a novelty or contribution to the literature.
  • Explicitly explain the approach taken to address research questions in one paragraph. 
  • In one paragraph, provide summary of the findings. 
  • In two-three paragraphs, discuss the contribution of the paper in detail and be sure to cite appropriate studies.

c. Literature Review (not necessary that all papers will have a separate section on this but if you do then …) 

  • Using scientific journals for reference at least the last 5 years;
  • If using literature more than the last five years then it should be the primary reference by most authors;
  • Identify the gap in the literature that you filled.

d. Data and Model/ Figure

  • Data should be well described in tables and in graphs. 
  • Ensure to use data which is consistent with those used in the related literature.
  • Methods (already published) should be summarized and supported by proper reference. Any modification methods should be described and motivated in detail.

e. Result/Finding:

  • Provide a detailed description of the result of the legal arguments given.
  • Explain the legal recommendations offered on legal issues described.
  • It is recommended to use example/best practice/comparison so that the arguments presented are stronger.
  • Make a clear comparison from the results of the literature and identify the similarities and differences.

f. Conclusion

  • Give a short conclusion by answering the problem of the study.
  • Conclusion section should stand alone and should not form a subsection of result discussion. 

g. Other Consideration

  • Abstract: provide a concise and factual abstract in a maximum of 150 words.
  • Keywordsprovide a maximum of five keywords immediately after abstract.
  • Footnotes: should be consecutively numbered throughout the article.
  • It is recommended to use citation software such as Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, etc.
  • Qualitative/Quantitative Data must be numbered sequentially throughout the paper as (1), (2), ...
  • Tables and Figures:
    1. submit editable text and not as images
    2. Tables/figures need to be numbered consecutively in same order with their appearance in the text.
    3. Place table/figure notes below table title and above the table.
    4. Ensure using consistent table.
  • Reference Style:
    1. Use ‘Chicago Manual Style 17th Edition’ citation
    2. Citation writing model can be seen at the link (https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html)
  • There will be a writing fee given to the ones who contribute articles for this journal.

 

You can also download the Author Guideline in here: PDF