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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 not exceed 15,000 words in length, shorter pieces (including comments and notes on cases and legislation) 6,000 words and book reviews 2,000 words. Submissions exceeding the word limit will not be considered. All word counts are inclusive of footnotes. Footnotes should not be excessive in length or in number. The editors reserve the right to request that authors reduce all text (including footnote text) in advance of peer review and/or publication.

Please include 3 to 6 keywords in your paper. The first keyword should be the relevant sub-field of law (for example Tort Law). The next keyword(s) should be any sub-topic/niche topic within this (for example Defamation). Any other keywords should address further themes or specifics of your paper. If your paper focuses on a particular geographic region then that should be included as a keyword.

Acknowledgments that are not personal dedications nor in memoriam may be included (if desired) as brief, simple statements of thanks.

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.

  • Author's Responsibilities

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 (“SAL”) 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 SAL 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 SAL;

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