Editorial instructions

Editorial instructions

for Arctic Review on Law and Politics

The Arctic Review on Law and Politics publishes original works in law and the social sciences, book reviews, current debate and research notes, and comments on recently published articles.

1. Manuscripts

1.1 Manuscripts for Arctic Review on Law and Politics shall be of academic nature and aim to present new knowledge.

1.2 Manuscripts may be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, Øyvind Ravna, on e-mail: oyvind.ravna@uit.no, or on diskette or CD-Rom to address: Øyvind Ravna, Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø, NO-9037 Tromsø, Norway.

1.3 Manuscripts, except for short book reviews, comments, debate and research notes, will be peer reviewed. The editors reserve the right to decide if a submitted manuscript will be peer reviewed and published.

1.4 The author (s) must state that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere, or submitted for publishing. The authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources.

1.5 Manuscripts shall be written in English or in a Scandinavian language.

1.6 Manuscripts for peer review (scholarly articles) should not exceed 60 000 characters, including spaces. Exceptions can be granted by the editors. The manuscript should also have title, abstract (130 to 200 words), and keywords (4 to 8) in English.

1.7 Other contributions should not exceed 15 000 characters, including spaces.

1.8 Manuscripts have to be submitted in text format with 1.5 line spacing, font type Times New Roman or similar, size 12 pt, and standard format A4. The manuscripts have to be carefully checked by the author(s) for correctness of grammar, and typographical errors.

1.9 On the title page of the manuscript, the authors have to submit full name, academic or professional title, affiliations and e-mail address.

2. References and quotations

2.1 References

References shall be indicated in footnotes, where the author can chose between

– Full references for the first reference to a source, and later a short version, or

– A short version in foot notes, and a complete reference in a list at the end of the article.

2.1.1 Books and articles

Full versions in foot notes and reference lists are indicated in such way:

Journal articles: Hansson, Peter, “Rights to Fish in costal waters” in Arctic Review of Law and Politics,” (1) 2010 pp. 20–34.

Chapter in books: Hansson, Peter, “Rights to Fish in costal waters ” in Nilsson, Hans (ed.) Property Rights, 2nd ed., Gyldendal, Oslo 2003 pp. 50–64.

Books: Nilsson, Hans, Property rights, 2nd ed., Gyldendal, Oslo 2003.

Short versions in foot notes are indicated in such way:

Hansson 2004 p. 24, (articles and chapters in book) or

Hansson, “Rights to Fish” p. 24 (articles and chapters in book)

1Nilsson, Hans, Property rights p. 50 (books).

2.1.2 Judgments in Nordic court reports

Judgments in Nordic court reports shall be indicated in such way:

Norsk Retstidende (NRt.) 1976 p. 1. If referring to a specific passage, use “on p. 3” or “period 10”. For the short version, just use the abbreviation. For other case law and court reports, use standard references without shortening. Case law shall not be included in the reference list.

2.1.3 Preparatory works, bills and public reports

Preparatory works, bills and public reports indicates in full (first) version e.g. like this: Norwegian Official Report (NOU) 2008: 5 Retten til fiske i havet utenfor Finnmark p. 5 or White Paper (Ot.prp.) no. 25 (2006–2007) Om lov om reindrift (reindriftsloven). For the short version, just use the abbreviation, number/year and page. For other preparatory works without at standard abbreviation, use standard references without shortening.

2.1.4 Acts

Use complete reference with first referring, and later a short version. The articles of the act must be indicated. Acts shall not be included in the reference list.

2.2 Quotations

In quotations, omissions are marked by an ellipsis (three periods, e.g.: “It was … not justifiable”. Quotations consisting of one whole sentence might be ended with period before quotation mark. Longer quotations, or emphasized quotations, should be marked by indentation and by an extra line before and after.

3. Headings and illustrations

3.1 It is acceptable with headings in three levels, marked with decimal numeral, e.g. 1, 1.1, 1.1.1.

3.2 Illustrations (tables, figures) submitted have to be in separate digital files, 300 dpi or higher in EPS or TIFF.

4. Proof reading, copyright etc.

4.1 All proofs must be corrected and returned within one week. If the manuscript is not returned during this time, it will be proofread by the editors. Only correction of typographical errors is permitted.

4.2 Each author will receive five copies of the journal and a pdf-version of the article.

4.3 The rights to the published articles belong to the publisher, and are comprised by the regulations in the agreement about standard contract for publication of literature in periodicals. The agreement can be read on The Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association website, see: http://www.nffo.no/dav/b0bd253963.pdf. The articles can be published in electronic databases cooperating with Arctic Review on Law and Politics. This will not be a hindrance to the author’s right to publish the manuscript in other forums more than six months after publishing in Arctic Review on Law and Politics.