The FLR publishes high quality scholarship on matters of public law, both in Australia and elsewhere.
|Ron Levy||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Jelena Gligorijevic||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Jonathan Liljeblad||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Amelia Simpson||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Daniel Stewart||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Richard Albert||William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin|
|Gabrielle Appleby||Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales|
|Daphne Barak-Erez||Justice, Supreme Court of Israel, Formerly the Stewart and Judy Colton Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University|
|Megan Davis||Pro Vice Chancellor, University of New South Wales; Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, UNSW; Acting Commissioner, NSW Land and Environment Court; Expert member, United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, UN Human Rights Council|
|Yasmin Dawood||Canada Research Chair in Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Electoral Law, and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and Department of Political Science, University of Toronto|
|Rosalind Dixon||Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales|
|David Dyzenhaus||Alfred Abel Chair of Law, and University Professor of Law and Philosophy at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto|
|Andrew Harding||Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore|
|Vicki C Jackson||Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School|
|Aileen Kavanagh||Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and Jeffrey Hackney Fellow and Tutor in Law, St Edmund Hall|
|Jeff King||Professor of Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London|
|Hoi Kong||The Rt Hon Beverley McLachlin, PC, UBC Professor in Constitutional Law, Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia|
|Janet McLean||Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland|
|Jacinta Ruru||Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Otago|
|Nicholas Stephanopoulos||Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, USA|
|Adrienne Stone||Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow, and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Law School, University of Melbourne|
|Susan H Williams||Walter W Foskett Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law|
|Bridie Adams||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Nicholas Bullbeck||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Ella Crowley-Burrows||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Callum Davis||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Benjamin Durkin||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Jared Hee||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Charlotte Hoynes||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Lucas Humbel||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Robyn Lewis||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Sarah Lim||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Tiger Lin||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Sabina Prus-Wisniowski||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Andrew Ray||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Stephanie Rowell||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Natalie Seeto||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Lily Shen||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Adam Silverwood||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Brandon William Smith||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Conor Sproule||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Carina Stone||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Jacqueline Turner||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Daniel Wei-En Kang||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Dominique Yap||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
|Helen Whalan||ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Federal Law Review
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/flr to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Federal Law Review will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal
1. What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
2. Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
3. Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
4. Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
5. Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
6. On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
7. Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to Federal Law Review, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Articles are preferred to be between 8,000 and 13,000 words (including footnotes) and should be in final form.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
Federal Law Review adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.
All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Federal Law Review encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway
Federal Law Review and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway
Federal Law Review offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. Word templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files
Federal Law Review adheres to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition reference style. Please see the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Federal Law Review is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/flr to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Federal Law Review editorial office as follows:
Federal Law Review
ANU College of Law
5 Fellows Road
The Australian National University
Acton ACT 2601