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Law Library Guide: Speculum Juris

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Since the journal will be published by Lexis-Nexis Butterworths Publishers, we have resolved to adopt, with only minor variations, the referencing style of articles in the THRHR for the book. Lexis-Nexis publish the THRHR. By doing this, we will hopefully ensure that there is consistency for both the contributors as well as the academic and publishing editors of the book, as well as a degree of familiarity with the style for both parties.

A few basic guidelines are included below, and if there are any problems, please feel free either to contact me or to consult a recent edition of the THRHR. Differences to the THRHR style are marked in bold. Don’t feel too worried about the stylistic aspects, as both I and the publishing editors will be checking the technicalities.

The Manuscript: Basic Format

  • Articles should be compiled and submitted in electronic format in MS Word.
  • Articles should not exceed the average length of a journal article: ie 7 – 10 000 words.
  • Articles should be produced in Times New Roman font, in 1.5 spacing, in 12 pt font
  • Footnoting must be used for references, as is the case with articles generally. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman 10 pt font, single spaced.
  • Please give the full name under which you would like your article published (eg Peter J Croft, or PJ Croft, or Peter Croft); your academic qualifications and the institutions from whence you acquired such qualifications (eg BA LLB (Wits)), and the position you hold either in academia or the profession (eg Professor in the Department of Private Law, University of Mpumalanga).
  • NO abstract is necessary.
  • Sections and Headings should follow the following format:


1 1 Private Law

1 1 1 The Law of Unjustified Enrichment

1 2 Public Law

1 2 1 Administrative Law