The Editors invite submission of articles for the 2016 edition of the Journal, to be published in late 2016. The Journal welcomes submissions on all topics concerning legal issues and developments in the Asia Pacific. As well as articles on substantive topics, we also welcome review articles and shorter book reviews.

The Journal aims to publish significant works of scholarship that make an original contribution to law and policy analysis. Every article submitted for consideration is subject to a formal process of peer review. The refereeing process typically takes around six weeks, after which authors will be notified of the Editors' decision.

There is no maximum or minimum length for submissions, but articles (including review articles) between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length are preferred. Book reviews should be a maximum of 1,500 words. Manuscripts should be double spaced with generous margins. Style and referencing of submissions should conform to the style outlined in the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC). [View AGLC]

Submission of manuscripts will be taken to imply that they contain original unpublished material and are not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. Subject to contrary written agreement with the author, copyright in all material accepted for publication will be assigned to LAWASIA.

The deadline for submissions for the 2016 edition is 15 July 2016. Contributions should be submitted by email to Associate Professor Peter Billings at as an attachment in Microsoft Word format. Submissions in PDF format or which do not comply with the AGLC cannot be accepted.

For more information, please see the Journal website at