At the QUT Law Review, we refer to an early release as an article that has been selected for immediate release due to its quality, innovativeness, and level of interest it will conceivably generate, and also the contemporary nature of its topic, particularly if it could impact upon current policy debates and formulation. It has been through the peer-review process, has been accepted for publication and has been copyedited and typeset. The article, in the final manuscript format, is distinguished as an early release simply because it has not been delayed until the full issue for which it is destined is ready for publication. When the target issue is complete, the editorial written, and the scheduled publication date reached, the early release article will become part of that issue and included in its table of contents.

Published: 2017-08-31