Guidelines for Authors
Alternative Dispute Resolution Journal
Arbitration Center at American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo
GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Journal is a biannual, regional journal published by the Arbitration Center at American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo (the Publisher). The work of the Arbitration Center is focused on facilitating the resolution of businesses disputes through arbitration and mediation as alternative dispute resolution methods, as well as providing quality and efficient arbitration services to the business community in Kosovo and abroad.
The Journal intends to strengthen the promotion of knowledge and legal research in the field of arbitration, this way being consolidated into a platform where legal practitioners, academics, and law students can share their expertise, comment on best practices pertaining to arbitration proceedings, comment on legislation, and discuss ideas related to this topic.
The Editorial Board is seeking contributions related to arbitration, including but not limited to analysis of local arbitration legislation and rules; landmark cases or current arbitration cases which have set legal standards that continue to be applied, or that have raised important legal issues; comparison of arbitration proceedings with judicial proceedings; empirical or other studies on the advantages of arbitration (and/or mediation); presentation of original research on arbitration and/or mediation; or best practices in arbitration and/or mediation, in one of the following formats:
- Essays (7000 – 10000 words, including footnotes), giving preference to comparative works;
- Developments (5000 – 10000 words, including footnotes);
- Legislation, or
- Case reports (up to 5000 words, including footnotes)
- Arbitral awards (domestic/international);
- Court cases (domestic/international).
II. Format and style
- The author should submit a plan of the paper for consideration by the Editorial Board.
- Submission of a paper proposal does not constitute acceptance for publication. The Editorial Board reserves the right to decline proposals that are considered not sufficiently well developed or relevant to the publication. The author will receive a notification of acceptance or rejection.
- The first footnote should contain a short biographical note of the author, including their current position.
- Essays should include an abstract of 250 – 300 words. Case reports do not need to be accompanied by abstracts.
- The paper plan and the draft paper must be submitted in MS Word format and use Times New Roman font, 12 Points, Justified, with single line spacing.
- The author is required to use footnotes (not endnotes). The footnotes text should be Times New Roman font, 10 Points, Justified, with single line spacing.
The language of the journal is English. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit papers for spelling, grammar and punctuation or to require such editing from the author.
- The analysis and views of the author must be original.
- While the author retains copyright to his/her work, the Publisher reserves the right to republish parts or all of a paper indefinitely without any royalty payments.
- The author warrants and represents that the paper does not infringe upon copyright or other rights.
- If the paper submission is published elsewhere, the permission for republication must be obtained by the author and provided to the Publisher.
- Following a notification of acceptance of the paper, the author will be invited to sign a Consent to Publish and Grant of License Agreement with the Publisher.
- The journal is published online in an electronic form.
- The electronic form of the journal is open to public and free of charge.
- The author can request an offprint, which will be provided after publication of the electronic journal.
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