Contributor Information


Editorial correspondence should be addressed to Judith Freedman at

We welcome submission of articles for consideration by the Editors with a view to publication. Articles for the Review of various lengths are acceptable, usually between 5,000 and 12,000 words including footnotes with an Abstract of between 100 and 200 words. Shorter pieces are welcome as current notes or case notes and longer pieces will also be considered but only in exceptional circumstances will articles of over 15,000 words including footnotes be published.

The current house style guide can be viewed here. This also contains detailed submissions guidance.

Papers to be considered for publication should be sent to the Editors by email to All material should be double-spaced in electronic form and sent by email in Microsoft Word format. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. If the article appears to the editors to be broadly suitable for publication, they will arrange for anonymous refereeing by an appropriate expert referee or referees. The Editors reserve complete discretion to decide whether or not to accept any contribution. The Editors may request contributors to revise their articles to take account of the referees' and Editors' comments and also reserve the right to make any amendments which may be appropriate prior to publication.

Contributors who wish to submit a case note are advised to contact Michael Blackwell at before writing to check that the case is not being covered by another contributor. On completion, the note should be sent to Michael Blackwell by email in the same form as described above for articles.

Please send books for review to Stephen Daly at the following address: Dickson Poon School of Law, Somerset House East Wing, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS. Book reviews should be sent to Stephen Daly at in the same form as described above for articles.


Article Submission - Review Procedure and Terms

If the Editors consider an article to be suitable in scope and subject matter for publication the Review's standard procedure is to send an anonymised version of the article for review by two referees who are expert in the subject matter discussed in the article.

Upon receipt of the referees' reviews the Editors then decide whether or not to accept the article for publication. This is entirely a matter for their discretion, although they will take the reports into account. If they should decide to accept, the Editors consider at that stage whether or not any amendment of the article is required prior to publication.

In view of the stages involved and depending upon the length of the article and any prior commitments of the individual referees, the overall review process can take some time, usually between six and eight weeks from the date of original submission.

The Editors require confirmation that the article has not, either in part or in whole, been published in, or submitted to, any other journal; that it has not, either in part or in whole, been published on the internet or elsewhere and that it is not similar, either in part or in whole, to any other work that has been previously published. If the article builds on previous work that is, of course, acceptable but this must be made clear in the submission letter and it should also be clear from referencing in the article, so that referees can decide whether there is sufficient originality in the new work.

If the article is accepted by the BTR, the Editors require confirmation that the article will not be published elsewhere otherwise than with the permission of Sweet and Maxwell and the Editors and then not until after the BTR issue in which it is contained is published. If Sweet and Maxwell and the Editors give permission for subsequent publication, which they normally will do, they will require full acknowledgement that the article was first published in the BTR. Sweet and Maxwell and the Editors permit publication of the PDF supplied by the publishers on SSRN, business and personal websites with full attribution.

It is essential that the Editors receive this confirmation as the Review will only normally:-

    • i) consider material that is not being considered concurrently by another publisher and
    • ii) publish original work that has not previously been published elsewhere, either in part or in whole, and is not similar, either in part or in whole, to work that has previously been published.

    The Editors do not normally consider student theses or dissertations unless the same have been revised and are presented in a form and length that is appropriate for an article.