Cambrian Law Review

Law student in the library.The primary aim of the journal is to provide a channel for the communication and dispersal of new ideas relevant to the discipline of law, including its connections with other disciplines. This is achieved through the annual production of edited collections of papers relating to a chosen theme. Our aim is to cover a wide variety of themes over coming years.

The Cambrian Law Review now focusses on themed issues with Guest Editors. For details please see the 'Notes for Contributors' section below.

We welcome any suggestions for future themes. Please contact the General Editor, Marco Odello, at

The Cambrian Law Review is accessible online via HeinOnline.

Past Editions


The Cambrian Law Review is accessible online via HeinOnline.

These are the annual rates for the paper-version of the journal:



Institution with agent £22.50
Institution without agent £25
Individuals £15
Students/unwaged £12.50


Institution with agent $50
Institution without agent $55

We accept payment by BACS direct payment (please ask for more details) in £s Sterling, Euros and US Dollars or by cheque made out to the Cambrian Law Review.

We also welcome exchange of journals. For more information, please contact us.

Editorial Board of the Cambrian Law Review

President J E Trice
General Editor Marco Odello
Deputy Editor Uta Kohl
Committee Gareth Norris
Katherine Williams
Nathan Gibbs
Chris Harding
Gerald Schäfer
Book Reviews Editor Jen Phipps
Guest Editors of the Cambrian Law Review Vol. 42 (2011) Shea Esterling, Aberystwyth University,

Notes for Contributors

1. Invitation

The Cambrian Law Review publishes a yearly themed edition compiled by guest editors. The editorial team welcomes proposals from intending guest editors.

2. Originality and Refereeing Process

Articles and other material submitted for publication should be original and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Articles are assessed by two referees before being accepted for publication.

3. Language of Submission

Material submitted for publication in the Cambrian Law Review should be written in English, except for short quotations which may be in their original language other than English but should also be translated into English.

4. Length

Articles for the Cambrian Law Review should not normally exceed 10,000 words (excl. footnotes).

5. Abstracts

All submissions should include an abstract of 250 words and a maximum of six keywords.

6. Book Reviews, Review Articles and Bibliographical Surveys

Book reviews should not normally exceed 1000 words. There should be no footnotes or other references which cannot be contained within the text. Reviewers should set out at the head of the review the following details of the work under review: the title, the author's names, the place of publication, the name of publisher, the year of publication, the number of pages (e.g. xiv + 395 pp), whether the work is published in hardback (hbk) or paperback (pbk) and the price.

The editors will also be pleased to consider for the Cambrian Law Review review articles (up to 3500 words) and bibliographical surveys which analyse a field of literature in a more substantial way than is normally found in single book reviews.

7.  Electronic Submission

Contributions should be submitted electronically to

8. Free Copies

Upon publication in the Cambrian Law Review authors will be supplied with six free copies of the issue of the journal in which their contribution has appeared. Further copies are available at cost.

9. House Style

Consistency. Authors should check their manuscripts for consistency in such matters as the use of capital letters, italics, spelling, style of headings and subheadings and method and lay-out of citations. Headings should be short and useful.

Quotations should be indicated by single quotation marks. When a quotation is more than five lines long it should be indented as a separate paragraph, without quotation marks and with a line space above and below. Quoted material should be retained in its original form and spelling.

Abbreviations should be used consistently. It may be useful to abbreviate long titles to which frequent reference is made, in which case the abbreviation should be indicated in brackets following the first usage.

Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively using superscript Arabic numerals throughout the text. They should not be attached to titles or headings.

Cross references. When used in footnotes these should be not to page numbers but to previous footnotes or the text accompanied by previous footnotes. Op cit, ibid, supra and infra should not be used in footnotes. In the first instance references to documents, books, web pages etc should be made in full. Subsequent references should be shortened and marked ‘as above’.

Full points should not be used in acronyms or abbreviations (e.g. UK, WTO) but only after initials in names (e.g. Smith, K.L.).

Paragraphs should be a line space between paragraphs and the first line of paragraphs should be indented.

Cases should be according to the convention of citation used for the relevant reports. English cases: A v. B [1988] AC 123

European Community cases: Case 41174, Van Duyn v. Home Office [1974] ECR 1337

Westlaw: Pitcher v Huddersfield Town FC (2001) WL 753397

Disability Discrimination Act 1995, s.10, Sch. 1
The Equal Treatment Directive 76/207, Art. 6
The abbreviations 's.', ‘Sch.’ or ‘Art.’ should be used only following the title of an Act or Directive; otherwise they should be written in full.

Hart, H. L.A. The Concept of Law (London: Clarendon Press, 1961)
Contributions to edited works
Van Boven, T. 'Human Rights and Development : the UN Experience', Ch 8 in Forsythe, D.P. (ed.) Human Rights and Development (Macmillan, 1 989).

Journal articles
The name of the journal should be cited in full.
Cheyne, I. 'International Agreements and the European Community Legal System' l9 (1994) Environmental Law Review 581.

Conference Proceedings

Bruce, T. 'Legal Information, Open Models, and Current Practice', Montreal Conference on Crown Copyright in Cyberspace, May 1995,

Dates: 1 January 1999; 1997-98

Numbers should be spelt in words from one to nine and thereafter appear as numerals.

Abbreviated plurals should not be apostrophised (e.g. 1990s, not 1990's)

Capital letters should be used when referring to a specific body, organisation or office (e.g. the UK Government) but not otherwise (e.g. previous governments).

Websites can be cited in footnotes, in full at the end of the reference, separated by a comma.

Zittrain, J. and Edelman, B., ‘Documentation of Internet Filtering in Saudi Arabia’ (2002) Berkman Center for Internet & Society,

10. Proofs

Proofs will be sent to authors for checking and should be returned promptly. Any changes can only be made at this stage and ought to be kept to a minimum.

Contact Details

Cambrian Law Review

Department of Law and Criminology

Aberystwyth University

Ceredigion SY23 3DY

+44 01970 622712 (phone)