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The Singapore Academy of Law Journal (“SAcLJ”) considers for publication articles, comments and notes on subjects relevant to Singapore law and common-law legal systems, and comparative and international law. Articles should generally be about 10,000 words in length. Shorter notes, including comments on recent cases and legislation (5,000 words), and book reviews (2,000 words) are also welcome.

All submissions should be in MS Word format and accompanied by a 100-word abstract. To submit your paper, please use the online submissions form.

  • Original Content 

    All articles, commentaries, notes and reviews (hereinafter “papers”) must be original, ie, papers should not have been published, issued or otherwise made available elsewhere in any form.

  • Exclusive Submission

    The author warrants that the paper:

    • is not simultaneously being considered by any other publication, and that
    • it shall not be sent to another publication until a response is received from the editors of the SAcLJ.​
  • Copyright Infringement

    The author warrants that the paper does not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties, that the work does not contain anything which is actionable for defamation, interference with privacy, breach of confidence, passing off or contravention of any other private right or any law.

  • Publication Ethics and Malpractice

    The SAcLJ holds itself to the highest possible standards. It does not condone copyright infringement and it takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. The SAcLJ requires its authors to warrant that the paper they are submitting for publication is their work, it is original and has not been copied or plagiarised in whole or in part from other works, and if the paper incorporates third-party material, the author would have procured a written licence from the copyright owner to reproduce that third-party material.

    Any papers received for review are treated as confidential documents. Reviews are conducted objectively, and observations are formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving their article. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the paper will notify the editor promptly. Referees are reminded to declare any conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

All papers published in the Singapore Academy of Law Journal and Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases are subject to the following copyright licence agreement:

In consideration of the Singapore Academy of Law (“the Academy”) agreeing to publish the work(s) submitted by you, the author, in the [Singapore Academy of Law Journal / Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases], you hereby grant the Academy the non-exclusive right by way of an irrevocable, sub‑licensable, transferable royalty-free licence to:

  • publish the work(s) in printed formats;
  • publish the work(s) on the Internet or other online transmissions or by means of any other electronic medium whether now known or subsequently developed, including but not limited to CD-ROMs;
  • translate the work(s) into all languages and publish the translation(s) using the means referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b); and
  • reproduce the work(s) for conferences, courses, lectures, seminars, symposia and other educational events organised solely or jointly by the Academy;

throughout the world for the full period of the copyright in the work(s), provided that the Academy shall always acknowledge you as the author of the work(s).