University of Malta UNIVERSITY OF MALTA 
FACULTY OF LAWS 
The Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights

 

Note to Contributors
 

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1.

Articles submitted to the Journal should be original and must not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. The journal retains the ownership of any articles it publishes.

2.

Each typescript must be submitted in duplicate, on A4 paper, 1.5 spaced and should not exceed 10,000 words in length (including notes). It should be accompanied by a version on diskette, in Microsoft Word for Windows (PC) format and using font Times New Roman 12.

3.

Articles must be written in English or French and accompanied by an abstract in English, between 150 and 200 words in length. Two or three lines  of biographical information in English should also be included.

4.

Typescripts should conform to the journal style outlined below: 

  1. All pages should be numbered consecutively;

  2. There should be an empty line before each new paragraph, the first line     of  which should be indented by 0.1" from the margin on the left.

  3. Quotations: Long quotations should be separated from the text of the article by leaving a double-spaced empty line before and after. The text  of  the quotation should be in font Times New Roman 10, single-spaced and indented by 0.1" from the margin on the left. Short quotations should be incorporated in the text but placed within single, inverted commas.

  4. Words or phrases meant to be highlighted should be in italics.

  5. Article headings should be in bold, sub-headings in bold and numbered consecutively. 

5.

References should be made as follows: 

  1. Simple references to any books or articles, without any accompanying comments, should be inserted at the appropriate place in the text, in brackets and stating the authorís surname, the publication date of the work and the relevant pages, i.e. (Smith and Danet, 1996: 4-73).

  2. Marginal comments and references with comments, including case references, should take the form of endnotes. These should be consecutively indicated throughout the article by raised numerals, corresponding to the list of notes at the end. The text of each note should be indented by 0.2" from the number on the left.

6.

A select bibliography should appear before the list of endnotes. It should contain all the works referred to in the text, listed alphabetically by authorís surname  (or name of sponsoring body where there is no identifiable author), single-spaced and with a hanging indent of 0.2": 

  1. References to books should give the authorís surname, forename or initials, date of publication, the title of the book (in italics), the place of publication and the publisher, i.e. Boissevain, Jeremy (1965) Saints and Fireworks, London: Athlone Press. 

  2. References to articles in periodicals should give the authorís surname, forename or initials, the date of publication, the title of the article in double inverted commas, title of periodical (in italics), the number of the volume and issue and the page numbers, i.e. Oí Barr, William, (1991), "Discourse and Power in an American Legal Office," Law and Society Review, Vol. 5, No, 3 pp.342-357. 

7.

Articles should be addressed to: 

Dr David E Zammit Ph.D., 

Executive Editor, 

Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights, 

Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, 

Msida, MSD 06,

 Malta. 

Email: mjhr@um.edu.mt 

 


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