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Author Guidelines

PSLR Style Guidelines for Authors

The Pretoria Student Law Review accepts the submission of original articles, book reviews, case notes, and essays.

Length Requirements

Articles should be a minimum of 3500 words and must not exceed 9000 words, including footnotes. The author is responsible for ensuring that the manuscript remains within the word limit.

All submissions should include abstracts that are no longer than 400 words. The abstract will not be included in the overall word limit that is to not exceed 9000 words.  


Authors are encouraged to submit their articles on the website via the submissions page but can alternatively email their submissions to

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word form.

Referencing Guide

Articles must be submitted in accordance with the PSLR Style Guidelines which are accessible on the following link: PSLR Style Guidelines. Submissions that fail to comply with the guidelines will be reverted for correction prior to the commencement of the review process.

Font style and size should be at Arial 12pt, 1.5 spacing, with indented text at 11pt (relevant to quotes), and footnote text at 10pt.

Blind Review

All articles will undergo a double-blind review process therefore the Editorial Board will ensure that the author’s name and institutional address are removed and absent from any submission (i.e., in the document itself, as well as within the hidden document information) prior to the commencement of the review process.

The submission guidelines are also contained in PDF form. Please click on the below link.

PSLR Submission Guidelines




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