KSLR House Style Guide


Kent Student Law Review

House Style Guide:


All submissions of manuscripts should be in electronic form via email. Manuscripts must be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment.

Manuscripts can be submitted to:


All submissions should be preceded by:

  • A Title Page including:

    • The title of the article

    • The full name of the author

      • Your manuscript must not contain any means of identification, beyond the Title Page.

    • The contact information of the author (e-mail address, telephone number)

    • The word count (inclusive and exclusive of footnotes)

    • The submission should be preceded by 5-6 keywords. These may include the subject areas, key legislation or cases cited. The keywords will facilitate search functions for online audiences and will help the Editorial Board to select the appropriate reviewers for that article.

    • A statement confirming that the material is not under consideration elsewhere, nor has been published or is pending publication elsewhere.

  • All articles (rather than book reviews or case comments) should include an Abstract section of approximately 150 to 200 words.

Categories of publication

  • Articles

  • Case comments

  • Book reviews


  • Articles should be between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Any articles which exceed this word limit will be considered on their merit.

  • Case comments should not exceed 3,000 words.

  • Book reviews should not exceed 3,000 words.

  • For all submissions, footnotes should be used exclusively for citations rather than for the inclusion of additional text.

*To facilitate the review and editing process all paragraphs within the main text should be numbered.  


  • Submissions should be in British English spelling and terminology.


  • All quotations should be enclosed in single quotation marks. Where there are quotations within quotations, double quotation marks must be used.

  • Where the quotation is more than 3 lines, it should be indented and set off from the text, without quotation marks.

Font and Spacing

  • The main text should be Arial in point 12.

  • Footnotes should be Arial in point 10.

  • All main text and footnotes should be double spaced

  • Text should be justified throughout.


  • Headings should be used to organise the article into its main divisions and sub-divisions, but should not be over-used.

  • Where headings are used, they should appear in bold and should be flush left.


  • All references should follow the style set out in the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).

  • Except where provided for above, the manuscript should follow the guidelines set forth by OSCOLA.


The full OSCOLA Citation Guide 4th edition is available here:


The OSCOLA Citation Quick Reference Guide is available here: