The Jurist Editorial Guidelines serve as a comprehensive framework outlining the standards and principles governing the creation and publication of content. These guidelines ensure consistency, quality, and alignment with The Jurist's values across all editorial endeavors, fostering a unified and impactful communication strategy.
1. Article Length and Structure
Word Count: Each article should be between 700 and 1500 words. This range allows for both concise updates and in-depth analyses.
Structure: Articles should have a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Use headings and subheadings to improve readability.
2. Content Quality and Originality
Originality: All submissions must be original and not previously published elsewhere unless otherwise declared and agreed by The Jurist.
Relevance: Content should be relevant to legal professionals, with a focus on Middle Eastern law and international legal developments impacting the region.
Accuracy: Ensure all legal information and references are accurate and current.
3. References and Citations
Citing Sources: Always reference legal sources, case laws, and statutes to substantiate statements and opinions.
Plagiarism: Strictly avoid plagiarism. Properly quote and attribute content derived from other sources.
4. Legal Analysis and Perspective
Expert Insight: Provide expert analysis or commentary on legal developments. Share unique perspectives or interpretations.
Practical Implications: Discuss the practical impact of legal changes or cases on practitioners, businesses, or the public.
5. Language and Tone
Professionalism: Maintain a professional, formal tone suitable for a legal audience.
Clarity: Use clear and concise language. Avoid legal jargon where possible, or provide explanations for complex terms.
6. Ethical Considerations
Confidentiality: Respect confidentiality and privacy. Do not disclose sensitive client information.
Impartiality: Avoid potential conflicts of interest. Disclose any affiliations or biases.
7. Editing and Review Process
Peer Review: Articles may be peer-reviewed for accuracy and relevance.
Editorial Rights: The editorial team reserves the right to make revisions for clarity, grammar, and adherence to these guidelines.
8. Author Bio and Attribution
Author Information: Include a brief author bio with each submission, highlighting the current job title, employer, qualifications, and expertise.
Author Photo: Provide a high-resolution, professional headshot for inclusion with your bio. The photo should be a clear, forward-facing portrait, suitable for a professional legal publication.
Contact Information: Provide a professional contact method for readers. A LinkedIn page link is welcomed.
9. Submission and Publication Timeline
Deadlines: Adhere to submission deadlines as specified.
Publication Schedule: Be aware of the publication schedule and plan submissions accordingly.