Articles, Case Comments and Book Reviews
Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. The Journal accepts submissions in English and French.
Articles should not exceed 15,000 words including footnotes.
Case comments should not exceed 10,000 words including footnotes.
Book reviews should not exceed 500 words.
Longer submissions of strong quality may be considered.
The Journal prefers manuscripts that conform to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (the McGill Guide); however, the Journal will consider manuscripts that comply with the MLA, APA or other recognized scholarly citation guidelines.
The Journal feels strongly that it is important to keep academic work grounded in an understanding of some of the realities of poverty. Those who have lived experiences of poverty, or work at an organization that assists people living in poverty, are invited to submit an article discussing their experiences for publication in the Journal. Please feel welcome to contact the Editor-in-Chief if you would like to write about these lived experiences.
Legal Clinic Feature
Each issue will highlight a legal clinic or organization related to poverty law. Clinics and organizations are invited to submit an article discussing their background, services, successes, challenges and new directions. If your clinic or organization would like to be highlighted, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.
To submit your manuscript, please e-mail an electronic copy in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) to:
Email: editor [at] povertylaw.ca
Submission does not guarantee publication.
The Journal reserves the right to make editorial changes to manuscripts accepted for publication. Changes may include revisions or additions to ensure correctness of grammar, spelling and citations, clarification of ambiguities, and conformity to the Journal's style.