Submissions

Our vision is to start a global conversation about compliance that is accessible for as many people as possible. We therefore encourage the submission of short or long works from any interested authors involved in compliance. The journal is published in both the spring and fall in an open-access format on our website. Our fourth issue is now available for download here. It is focused on the topic Privilege Issues.

Submissions for our fall 2017 edition are currently accepted. The theme will be legal education and professional training re compliance and ethics. This edition will focus on the question how compliance and ethics are taught, e.g.  at law school or after law school or during various programs which are offered to existing lawyers and compliance professionals. Submissions must be received by July 31, 2017. All finished work should be sent as a Word document to info@cej-online.com.

Before submitting a piece for consideration, please carefully review the guidelines below. You can also download our style guidelines here. Any general inquiries may be directed to info@cej-online.com.

Format

Authors may choose to submit a topic article, white paper, case study, or review. Our goal is to present innovative ideas and to promote dialogue across borders. Because we are not a traditional or formal law journal, we do not restrict authorship. Instead, we encourage the input from practitioners, academics or students. Moreover, we are committed to providing concise and accessible works and will accept both short and long pieces, with no minimum or maximum word count requirement. Previous works have ranged from anywhere between 5 and 20 pages. If you have an idea, please do not hesitate to contact us because we would love to hear it!

For guidance purposes, here is an overview of each type of article:

  • Topic Article: provides in-depth analysis of an issue relevant to the overall theme of the current edition

  • White Paper: presents facts surrounding an issue currently faced by the industry

  • Case Study: examines recent innovations or solutions to problems that have been found through actual practice

  • Review: a short report on recent conferences, symposia, or forthcoming or recently published books or articles

Citation

We recommend that authors avoid plagiarism by inserting footnotes following any text containing information obtained from outside sources. Our preference is for all footnotes to adhere to the rules set forth in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). We understand that not all authors are familiar with the Bluebook style and we will work with authors so that sources are properly cited.

Content

To ensure uniformity across CEJ, we suggest that authors submit pieces in standard American English. At the beginning of the article, the author should include a short biography, including any relevant work experience, publications, presentations, or other professional engagements. The author may choose to acknowledge any contributors who helped research, write, or edit the manuscript. A brief abstract containing a description of the work can also be included at the beginning. If the article is divided into sections, then a table of contents should follow the abstract. The outline style is: Roman numerals (I, II, III), capital letters (A, B, C), Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3), lower case letters (a, b, c), lower case roman numerals (i, ii, iii).

Procedure

Finished works should be submitted via email to the content curators, Dr. Hendrik Schneider and Michele DeStefano, at the following address: info@cej-online.com. The preferred format is Microsoft Word. Hard copies via post are not accepted.

Authors should be aware that CEJ incorporates a peer review process, which helps to ensure the manuscript’s originality and conformity with the journal’s style guidelines. We also run all submissions through plagiarism detection software to verify that all work is unique. It is important that a direct email address be given so that the author may be contacted throughout the peer review process. In addition, the author must be prepared to supply any cited materials should the need arise.

All work submitted to CEJ is exclusive property of CEJ during the initial peer review process, which may take several weeks to complete. CEJ will promptly notify authors once the work has been accepted for publication. If the author is considering having his/her manuscript published in another journal, an expedited review may be requested. CEJ will endeavor to fulfill this request by reviewing the work within two weeks. Requests to withdraw the submission from consideration must be made immediately.