Author Instructions

All submissions to the JLFA are first considered by one of the executive editors. Papers that, in our judgment, warrant further review will normally receive two reviews, from reviewers in different home disciplines. The JLFA uses “single blind” review. The reviewers will know the identity of the authors, but not vice-versa. We allow submissions that follow either "law" format or "finance/accounting" format for citing references. If you use law format, we prefer that you include a reference list with your submission. Published articles will include reference lists.

Initial Submissions

The JLFA accepts only electronic submissions, through this website. Manuscripts should include author names and contact information. The text should be double-spaced, using a standard paper size (8-1/2” x 11” or A4), with 12-point font. Footnotes and “notes” for tables and figures can be single spaced and in smaller font (no less than 10 point).

If you want to submit an article, please submit at Editorial Express.

The Author(s) declares that the manuscript has not been previously published, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication is approved by all co-authors, if any, and any other authorities at the corporation/institute/university where the work was done. Further, if accepted, the work will not be published elsewhere in similar form.

Additional Instructions for Final Submission of Accepted Papers

Citations and References Citations should conform to the style guidelines of the Chicago Manual for Style. An alphabetical list of references must be provided at the end of the paper. In the body of the paper, references can be cited directly in the text, principally in footnotes, or using a mix of both approaches. Click here for an example of a formatted reference list. Figures and Tables If your paper includes supplying color figures or halftones (photos), ensure that there is sufficient contrast to enable clear black and white printing. Do not put boxes around figures.

Datasets and Proofs

Authors of empirical papers may be asked to supply a replication dataset and statistical code for the editors or referees. Authors of accepted papers will be required to submit a replication dataset and statistical code prior to publication, unless otherwise allowed by the editors. The JLFA will make the dataset and code publicly available at the time of publication. An author may propose, or the editors may request, creation of an online appendix containing additional results.

Authors of empirical papers may be asked to supply a replication dataset and statistical code for the editors or referees. The authors may propose, or the editors may request, creation of an online appendix with supplementary proofs.