About QUT Law Review

The QUT Law Review (QUTLR) is an open access, blind peer reviewed, generalist and transdisciplinary law review which is published 2-3 times per year.

Each year we aim to publish one dedicated Special Issue on a particular thematic area. We also aim to publish a General Issue which will include submissions from a broad range of legal and transdisciplinary research areas.

Issues will be published in June and September. Any subsequent issues will be published in December.

The Journal accepts contributions throughout the year from legal scholars and professionals, academics, practitioners and students across a wide range of legal fields. Article contributions should be 5000-8000 words (excluding footnotes) of original work. Authors must register, read the author guidelines and agree to the ethics statement before submitting their papers. We aim for a peer review turn-around time of 4-6 weeks.

Ethics and Malpractice Statement

QUT Law Review has aligned with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) best practice guidelines for dealing with ethical issues in journal publishing and has adopted the COPE guidelines which the journal members (Advisory Board, editors and the journal manager) have agreed meet the purposes and objectives of the journal. Please see a full version of our Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PDF, 400KB) here.

Open Access Statement

The QUT Law Review provides immediate open access to its content and abides by the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access:

“By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”

The research published in the journal is also open to the public and reusable under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY license.

The QUT Law Review also encourages authors to post pre-publication manuscripts in their institutional repositories and on their websites prior to and during the submission process and to freely post the final PDF version to institutional and subject repositories after publication.