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Civil Justice Quarterly
Civil Justice Quarterly
Practice Area: Litigation
ISSN: 0261-9261
Published by: Sweet & Maxwell
General Editor: Dr Andrew Higgins
Last Release: Oct 2014 / Next Release: Dec 2014
Subscription Information: 4 Issues a year, Calendar year
Format: Journal
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Civil Justice Quarterly is a specialist peer reviewed journal that provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the administration of civil justice and serves as a topical and practical forum for information about new cases, developments and reforms worldwide in civil procedural law.

Civil Justice Quarterly publishes case notes, articles, book reviews (and considered responses to items published in the journal) by academics, practitioners, judges, and representative groups interested in the functioning of civil justice system.

It provides:

  • Up-to-date information on the impact of the Civil Procedure Rules on civil litigation practice in England and Wales
  • In depth case notes on important recent decisions on procedural law from all major common law jurisdictions, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human rights, and leading civil law jurisdictions
  • Articles and commentary on reforms and reform proposals to civil justice systems worldwide
  • Scholarly theoretical and empirical research on the role and functioning of civil justice systems.
  • Book reviews on the latest books in the field of procedure


Case notes
The journal publishes case notes on important recent decisions on procedural law from England & Wales, other major common law jurisdictions, the European Union and European Court of Human Rights, and influential civil law jurisdictions. The case notes are designed to be stimulating and useful for practitioners and scholars alike, and contributions from practitioners and academics are equally welcome.

Reform forum
Civil justice is a fast moving area. Civil justice systems are subject to regular reforms, and almost constant calls for reform, reflecting the importance of providing accessible, efficient and fair justice systems, and the practical challenges in achieving these sometimes conflicting goals for the thousands of litigants who use the courts every day. Civil Justice Quarterly provides a forum for discussing these reforms and reform proposals worldwide, by all interested parties, including practitioners, judges, regulatory bodies, representative groups whose members use the courts, and academics.

General articles
Civil Justice Quarterly is dedicated to publishing scholarship of the highest quality on all aspects of procedure and civil justice systems, including comparative research, the role and theory of procedure, the relationship between public and private enforcement, alternative dispute resolution including commercial and investor/state arbitration, the relationship between substantive and procedural law, and empirical research into civil justice systems. It welcomes submissions from legal researchers, and from those engaged in inter-disciplinary research on the legal system, including the fields of economics, sociology, behavioural psychology and philosophy. 
 

Responses/replies
Civil justice is always controversial. There are strongly held views on most subjects and on all sides of the debate. The editors encourage considered responses to articles and case notes if readers wish to add different viewpoints, but do not have the time to prepare their own case notes or articles. 

Book reviews
The book review section is dedicated to reviews of new and interesting books that deal with procedural questions, whether exclusively, or as part of a broader discussion of law, legal decision making or dispute resolution.

CONTRIBUTOR INFORMATION

All submissions and inquiries about possible articles for consideration should be sent to the General Editor, Andrew Higgins, at andrew.higgins@law.ox.ac.uk.  

Articles will normally only be considered if they are 10,000 words or less. Contributors can submit articles for consideration in any style provided it is readable and consistent, but if the article is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to adopt the Civil Justice Quarterly house style.

We aim to provide decisions on publication within 5 weeks of submission. 

EDITORS & EDITORIAL BOARD
Andrew Higgins, General Editor, Associate Professor of Civil Procedure, Faculty of Law, and Tutorial Fellow in Law, Mansfield College, University of Oxford.
Carla Crifó, Assistant Editor & Book Review Editor, Lecturer in Law, University of Leicester.
SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION
Annual subscriptions for this title run from January to December. We will contact you each year to ascertain whether you wish to renew your subscription.

4 issues per annum.
INDEXING & ABSTRACTING SERVICES
The Civil Justice Quarterly is included in the following indexing and abstracting services:
  • Legal Journals Index on Westlaw UK
  • Articles Index from Lawtel
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The Civil Justice Quarterly is published by Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited (Registered in
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CONTACT US
Editorial Correspondence:
Andrew Higgins, Associate Professor of Civil Procedure, University of Oxford andrew.higgins@law.ox.ac.uk
 
Publishing Editor:
David Cobb, david.cobb@thomsonreuters.com
 
House Editor:
Scott McHugh scott.mchugh@thomsonreuters.com
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