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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Author read the sample contract and data processing rules;
  • Author read and fulfills the rules of the publishing house’s ethics;
  • The text is original, as well it was not and it is currently not submitted for consideration to any other journal;
  • The text was never published before;
  • The text does not exceed the volume determined by the editors;
  • The text is submitted in .docx file; tables and charts are submitted in .xlsx file;
  • The text includes abstract and keywords;
  • Footnotes and bibliography are edited in accordance with the guidelines for authors pointed out on the website of the journal;
  • The text includes an information about the author’s affiliation, email address, ORCID number and source of research funding (if applicable).

Author Guidelines

Authors preparing texts for CC&EEL need to conform to the following guidelines.  If submission does not fulfill any of the following requirement, it will be rejected.

  1. All texts must be submitted in English;
  2. The text should be submitted only in digital format in Microsoft Word (Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1.5 line spacing); tables and charts should be submitted in Microsoft Excel.
  3. The text must be accompanied by:
    – a list of 3–10 keywords,
    – an abstract of no more than 250 words.
  4. Headings may be used in the text, and it is recommended to structure the text as follows:
    Preface / Introduction / Preliminary remarks
    1. First heading
    1.1. Subheading
    1.2. Subheading
    1.2.1. Sub-subheading
    1.2.2. Sub-subheading
    2. Second heading
    3. Third heading
    Summary / Final remarks / Conclusions
  5. The full text of legal provisions, including laws of international conventions should not be quoted in the text or in the footnotes unless it is absolutely necessary and will be done as an exception.
  6. If a reference is made in the text to the names of other authors, their full names should be quoted.
  7. Marking passages in the text with bold font or underlining should not be done.
  8. Non-English words used in the text should be formatted in italics.
  9. Footnotes should be prepared in accordance with the principles of the OSCOLA referencing style and placed at the bottom of the page.

Examples of footnotes style:

a) Books: author, | title | (additional information, | edition, | publisher | year)

e.g. Gareth Jones, Goff and Jones: The Law of Restitution (1st supp, 7th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2009)

b) Contributions to edited books: author, | ‘title’ | in editor (ed), | book title | (additional information, | publisher | year)

e.g. Francis Rose, ‘The Evolution of the Species’ in Andrew Burrows and Alan Rodger (eds), Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks (OUP 2006)

c) Journal articles: author, | ‘title’ | (year) | volume | journal name or abbreviation | first page of article

Jeremy Waldron, ‘The Core of the Case against Judicial Review’ (2006) 115 Yale Law Journal 1346, 1372

d) Websites and blogs: author, I ‘title’ I (name of website/blog, I date) I <website address> I date of access

Sarah Cole, ‘Virtual Friend Fires Employee’ (Naked Law, 1 May 2009) <www.nakedlaw. com/2009/05/index.html> accessed 19 November 2009

e) European Court of Human Rights case law

Omojudi v UK (2009) 51 EHRR 10

f) EU legislation and cases

Consolidated Version of the Treaty on European Union [2008] OJ C115/13

g) Statutes and statutory instruments

Act of Supremacy 1558

All examples of OSCOLA style were borrowed from: and

10. Bibliographic references should also be prepared in accordance with OSCOLA principles.


All texts are subject to double-blind peer-review, as well as language editing and proofreading. The author will receive the final version of the text for authorization and correction. 

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