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Aims and Scope
Aims and Scope
International Commentary on Evidence (ICE) is a peer-reviewed journal on evidence law and theory. Its purpose is to promote scholarship and communication about the law of evidence without regard to political or academic boundaries. ICE is a subscription based journal published online, this allows the fastest possible exchange of ideas consistent with peer-review. ICE is a forum for the exchange of ideas; an editorial policy and conditions of publication are formulated to allow authors to advanced their idea’s in ICE and to develop them more fully.
The term ‘International’ does not limit our subject matter. We publish works concerning evidentiary issues of interest in more than one jurisdiction. Contributions need not, however, refer to the law of more than one jurisdiction. To illustrate the point, a paper on the definition of hearsay, or a law reform proposal, would be of interest in a number of jurisdictions, even if it referred exclusively to the law of one jurisdiction. In addition, a comparative analysis of scientific evidence would certainly be of interest in more than one jurisdiction for example if it related to novel forms of evidence such as biometrics.
International Commentary on Evidence (ICE) Initial Publication
Initial papers for ICE first appeared in the summer of 1998. These papers are accessible via Volume 1, Issue 1 here: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ice.1999.1.1/issue-files/ice.1999.1.issue-1.xml
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International Commentary on Evidence is a peer-reviewed journal on evidence law and theory. Its purpose is to promote scholarly communication about the law of evidence without regard to political or academic boundaries. Each article addresses evidentiary issues of interest in more than one jurisdiction, and, frequently, in disciplines such as economics, psychology, philosophy and history. ICE's electronic format provides a forum for exchange of views in a manner that is relatively new for an academic journal. The journal is edited by legal scholars in the U.S. and U.K.; authors come from such institutions as the University of Haifa and the Northwestern University School of Law.
Content available since 2003 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
Instructions for Authors
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION GUIDELINES
This document provides authors with details on policy, copyediting, formatting, and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to this journal. All manuscripts must have correct formatting to be considered for publication.
The manuscript submission and review process is handled through ScholarOne Manuscripts. All manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dgice
Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.
Copyright: Manuscripts are accepted on condition of transfer of copyright (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) to International Commentary on Evidence. Once the manuscript is accepted, it may not be published elsewhere without the consent of the copyright holders.
The ScholarOne system has been designed to improve the scholarly publication process for authors. Among the many improvements we offer over traditional journals, the most significant is that we have dramatically shortened the period between the initial submission and the final publication of a peer-reviewed article. Much of this time savings is due to the innovative use of electronic publication. These innovations, however, require certain changes in the way authors need to prepare accepted manuscripts for electronic publication.
De Gruyter does provide a light copyedit of manuscripts for this journal, but authors remain responsible for being their own copyeditors.
All manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English. If you have reasons to doubt your proficiency with respect to spelling, grammar, etc. (e.g., because English is not your native language), then you may wish to employ—at your expense—the services of a professional language editor.
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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
• Manuscripts should be submitted as Word, docx, rtf, or LaTex files
• If your manuscript contains special characters, equations, etc. please make sure to also supply a PDF version as a reference file. This will be used to ensure any formatting issues introduced during the submission process can be corrected accurately.
• Write your article in English
• Use the following document structure:
1. Introduction (titling this section is optional)
2. Subsequent sections which include tables, references to figures and figure captions.
3. Appendices (if any).
4. Explanation of symbols mentioned in the text.
5. References - Include a proper bibliography following the guidelines in the References section below.
6. Please supply figures in separate files, not embedded in the text. Please see the “Tables, Figures, and Graphs” section below for more detailed instructions regarding figure submission.
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EMPHASIZED TEXT, TITLES, AND FOREIGN TERMS
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• Foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.
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The use of abbreviations and acronyms is permitted provided they are defined the first time they are used.
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• Be consistent in whether or not you use headline case, or you capitalize the first word and leave the rest in lower-case.
• Footnotes must appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced rather than at the end of the paper.
• Excessively long footnotes are better handled in an appendix.
TABLES, FIGURES & GRAPHS
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• Halftone figures (grayscale and color) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be of good contrast. Authors are welcome to submit color illustrations. We are pleased to offer both Print and Online publication of color figures free of charge.the services of a professional language editor.
• Line drawings must be of reproduction-ready quality. Please note that faint shading may be lost upon reproduction. When drawing bar graphs, use patterning instead of grey scales. Lettering of all figures should be uniform in style. A resolution of 1200 dpi is recommended.
• Figure legends: Provide a short descriptive title and a legend to make each figure self-explanatory on separate pages. Explain all symbols used in the figures. Remember to use the same abbreviations as in the text body.
• Permissions: It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce original or modified material that has been previously published. Any permissions fees are the responsibility of the author(s).
• Offprints: The electronic files of typeset articles in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are provided free of charge; corresponding authors receive notification that their article has been published online. Paper offprints can be ordered in addition; an offprint order form will accompany the page proofs and should be completed and returned with the corrected proofs immediately.
• Please do not embed figures in the text. Instead, they should be referenced in the text and submitted in separate files.
• Number tables consecutively using Arabic numerals. Tables should appear in the document near where they are referenced in the text. Provide a short descriptive title, column headings, and (if necessary) footnotes to make each table self-explanatory. Refer to tables in the text as Table 1, 2, etc. Use Table 1, etc. in the table legends.
• Tables must not be displayed as images.
MATHEMATICS AND EQUATIONS
• Roman letters used in mathematical expressions as variables must be italicized. Roman letters used as part of multi-letter function names should not be italicized. Subscripts and superscripts must be a smaller font size than the main text.
• Type short mathematical expressions inline.
• Longer expressions must appear as display math, as must expressions using many different levels (e.g., such as fractions).
• Ensure that Equations are typed or created with a plug-in, such as Word Formula Editor or MathType. Mathematical expressions must not be displayed as images
• Important definitions or concepts can also be set off as display math.
• Number your equations sequentially.
• Insert a blank line before and after each equation.
• Whether equation numbers are on the right or left is the choice of the author(s). However, make sure to be consistent in this.
• When proofing your document, pay particular attention to the rendering of the mathematics, especially symbols and notation drawn from other-than-standard fonts.
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Dr. Charanjit Singh, Editor-in-Chief Head of Undergraduate Studies, University of West London, School of Law, London, England, UK
Editorial Board Members
Ronald J. Allen Professor, Northwestern University School of Law Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mary Childs Barrister and Solicitor, Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sean Doran Professor and Barrister Northern Ireland, Honorary Professor of Law, Queen's University Law, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
John Jackson Professor, University of Nottingham, UK
Roger Leng Reader in Law, Univeristy of Warwick Coventry, England, UK
Christopher B. Mueller Henry S. Lindley Professor of Procedure & Advocacy, University of Colorado School of Law Boulder, Colorado, USA
Dale A. Nance Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Roger C. Park Professor and James Edgar Hervey Chair of Litigation, University of California, Hastings College of the Law San Francisco, California, USA
Mike Redmayne Senior Lecturer in Law, London School of Economics London, England, UK
Michael Risinger Professor, Seton Hall University, USA
Paul Roberts Professor of Criminal Jurisprudence, University of Nottingham, School of Law Nottingham, England, UK
Chris William Sanchirico Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Eleanor Swift Professor and Associate Dean, University of California at Berkeley School of Law Berkeley, California, USA
Peter Tillers Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University New York, New York, USA
Former Editors and Board Members
Delicia Bryant, Assistant Editor (1998-99) Law Student, Mississippi College School of Law Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Suzanne M. Collipp, Assistant Editor (1999-00) Law Student, Mississippi College School of Law Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Marilyn MacCrimmon, Board Member (1998-04) Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Claire Williams, Assistant Editor (1998-99) Law Student, Mississippi College School of Law Jackson, Mississippi, USA