Submissions

We thank you for your interest in trusting us with your work. Below are some important points to bear in mind while going through the editing process with the McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution.

 

There is no typical submission to the MJDR. As a journal striving towards innovation and discourse between academics and practitioners, we accept classical academic manuscripts of between 5,000-8,000 words, case and practitioner comments between 3,000-5,000 words, as well as works of original character upon agreement with the editorial board.

 

Most importantly, we look for well-written work that is interesting to our readership and advances or challenges the current state of scholarship in alternative dispute resolution.

 

As a contributor, please be advised that the MJDR holds the exclusive rights to your manuscript upon submission which are only lifted through rejection of your contribution. We trust that you will not submit your article to other journals concurrently as this leads to the potential for disagreement when two (or more) journals claim the right to publish a manuscript that has been submitted simultaneously to more than one journal, and also to the possibility that two or more journals will unknowingly and unnecessarily undertake the work of peer review, edit the same manuscript, and publish the same article.

 

In order to reduce the time between submission and publication, we accept and edit articles on a rolling basis: this means that your article will be published online upon having passed through the editing and peer review process. Your publication will later be combined with other published work to form an issue. We believe that this process allows our readers to have access to what is truly the cutting edge of ideas and advancements in alternative dispute resolution, while giving authors the opportunity to be published in issues side to side with other known scholars and practitioners in alternative dispute resolution.

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If you would like to publish with the MJDR please follow the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, used by all major Canadian legal journals and accessible online. Alternatively, the citation guide is available in all Canadian law libraries.

Should you have more detailed inquiries about the publishing process, please contact our Coordinating Editor: coordinatingeditor.mjdr@mcgill.ca.