JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Instructions and Requirements

Following types of Articles can be published in the Journal:

  • Academic Paper;
  • Article;
  • Student paper;
  • Case Review;
  • Book Review;
  • Case Note of the Constitutional Court of Georgia;
  • Honorary Paper.

Requirements for the Articles in English are following:

 1. An Academic Paper should fulfill the following criteria:

   1.1. An Academic paper is a work written based on a methodology of research, where academic writing standards are followed;

   1.2. The size of the paper shall be:

      1.2.1. in English: no less than 9000 words, no more than 12000 words (including footnotes);

      1.2.2. in Georgian: no less than 7000 words, no more than 10000 words (including footnotes);

   1.3. an academic paper shall have a defined methodology and should consistently follow it;

   1.4. paper should have logical structure, set out titles;

   1.5. an author of academic paper may be requested to provide a peer-review from a person holding academic title (PhD or PhD candidate);

   1.6. Formatting rules for the paper:

      1.6.1 font - Sylfaen (English papers can also use Times New Roman), paper should be in UTF-8 unicode;

      1.6.2. font size - in Georgian - 11, in English - 12. While publishing the Journal retains the right to amend the font size;

      1.6.3. titles - set out using Headings system, with different font. Each title should have respective level. Formatting of the titles will be set by the Editor (visual editing);

      1.6.4. footnotes - same font as the main paper, size - decreased by 2.

 2. An Article should fulfill the following criteria:

   2.1. An Article is a work written based on a methodology of research, where academic writing standards are followed;

   2.2. The size of an Article shall be:

      2.2.1in English: no less than 4000 words, no more than 7000 words (including footnotes);

      2.2.2. in Georgian: no less than 3000 words, no more than 5000 words (including footnotes);

   2.3. an article shall have a defined methodology and should consistently follow it;

   2.4. an article should have logical structure, set out titles;

   2.5. an author of an article may be requested to provide a peer-review from a person holding academic title (PhD or PhD candidate);

   2.6. Formatting rules for the work:

      2.6.1. font - Sylfaen (English papers can also use Times New Roman), paper should be in UTF-8 unicode;

      2.6.2. font size - in Georgian - 11, in English - 12. While publishing the Journal retains the right to amend the font size;

      2.6.3. titles - set out using Headings system, with different font. Each title should have respective level. Formatting of the titles will be set by the Editor (visual editing);

      2.6.4. footnotes - same font as the main paper, size - decreased by 2.

 3. A Student Paper should fulfill the following criteria:

   3.1. A Student Paper is a work written based on a methodology of research or without it, where where academic writing standards are followed, author of such paper can be a student at any level of higher education;

   3.2. The size of a student paper shall be:

      3.2.1. in English: no less than 3000 words, no more than 5000 words (including footnotes);

      3.2.2. in Georgian: no less than 2500 words, no more than 4000 words (including footnotes);

   3.3. a paper based on a methodology, which was consistently followed, shall have a priority;

   3.4. a student paper should have logical structure, set out titles;

   3.5. an author of such paper may be requested to provide a peer-review from either a person holding academic title (PhD or PhD candidate) or from a supervisor of the paper (professor, associate professor, assistant professor or an invited specialist);

   3.6. Formatting rules for the paper:

      3.6.1. font - Sylfaen (English papers can also use Times New Roman), paper should be in UTF-8 unicode;

      3.6.2. font size - in Georgian - 11, in English - 12. While publishing the Journal retains the right to amend the font size;

      3.6.3. titles - set out using Headings system, with different font. Each title should have respective level. Formatting of the titles will be set by the Editor (visual editing);

      3.6.4. footnotes - same font as the main paper, size - decreased by 2.

 4. A Case Review should fulfill the following criteria:

   4.1. A case review is made around the judgment of the Constitutional Court of Georgia or of other court(s), which could have significance over the constitutional law;

   4.2. The size of a case review shall be:

      4.2.1. in English: no less than 1000 words, no more than 1500 words (including footnotes);

      4.2.2. in Georgian: no less than 700 words, no more than 1200 words (including footnotes);

   4.3. a case review shall deliver the short content of the case and the position of the author, how the constitutional law was affected by the case;

   4.4. a case review should have logical structure, set out titles;

   4.5. Formatting rules for the review:

      4.5.1. font - Sylfaen (English papers can also use Times New Roman), paper should be in UTF-8 unicode;

      4.5.2. font size - in Georgian - 11, in English - 12. While publishing the Journal retains the right to amend the font size;

      4.5.3. titles - set out using Headings system, with different font. Each title should have respective level. Formatting of the titles will be set by the Editor (visual editing);

      4.5.4. footnotes - same font as the main paper, size - decreased by 2.

 5. A Book Review should fulfill the following criteria:

   5.1. A book review shall provide a review structure of a significant literature (book, scientific work), its short summary and its importance for the constitutional law;

   5.2. The size of a book review shall be:

      5.2.1. in English: no more than 1000 words (including footnotes);

      5.2.2. in Georgian: no more than 700 words (including footnotes);

   5.3. a book review should have logical structure, set out titles;

   5.4. Formatting rules for the review:

      5.4.1. font - Sylfaen (English papers can also use Times New Roman), paper should be in UTF-8 unicode;

      5.4.2. font size - in Georgian - 11, in English - 12. While publishing the Journal retains the right to amend the font size;

      5.4.3. titles - set out using Headings system, with different font. Each title should have respective level. Formatting of the titles will be set by the Editor (visual editing);

 6. footnotes - same font as the main paper, size - decreased by 2.

 7. A Case Note (of a judgment/decision of the Constitutional Court of Georgia) should fulfill the following criteria:

   7.1. A case note is not a scholarly work, it provides short version of the judgment of the court, it does not contain the analysis or assessment of the case, note is an informative article;

   7.2. a case not is prepared by the Constitutional Court of Georgia;The size of a case note shall be:

      7.2.1. in English: no more than 1500 words (including footnotes);

      7.2.2. in Georgian: no more than 1000 words (including footnotes);

   7.3. a book review should have logical structure, set out titles;

   7.4. Formatting rules for the review:

      7.4.1. font - Sylfaen (English papers can also use Times New Roman), paper should be in UTF-8 unicode;

      7.4.2. font size - in Georgian - 11, in English - 12. While publishing the Journal retains the right to amend the font size;

      7.4.3. titles - set out using Headings system, with different font. Each title should have respective level. Formatting of the titles will be set by the Editor (visual editing);

      7.4.4. footnotes - same font as the main paper, size - decreased by 2.

 8. All types of works will be edited visually, fonts, font colours, page margins, line spacing, paragraph spacing and other formatting issues may change.