Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality Law:
Special Issue 2016
The Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality Law publishes one special issue a year. Proposals are now invited for the 2016 special issue (to be published in September 2016).
Proposals should be emailed to the managing editor, Dr Helena Wray at H.Wray@mdx.ac.uk by Monday 1st June 2015.
The editorial team will review all proposals received by that date and select the proposal that, in their view:
- Is of the highest quality both in terms of the contribution made by each article and of its overarching coherence, interest and originality as a special issue;
- Best reflects the interests of the journal and its readership.
Recent special issues have been on deprivation of citizenship and access to asylum and the editorial board welcomes proposals in new areas, in particular those that do not often receive sustained attention. The editorial board is interested in empirical, European, international and comparative work and in an interdisciplinary collection provided the primary focus is on immigration law and all articles are of interest or relevance within the UK immigration law context. Authors may be academics, legal practitioners or policy specialists. The journal’s readership includes legal academics, international organisations, NGOs, and UK-based legal practitioners.
Proposals should include the following information:
- Full contact details and a short biography (200 words maximum) of the proposed guest editor(s);
- An explanation of the rationale for the proposal of no more than 500 words, which should address its major themes, how it will advance knowledge, and its importance for the readership of the journal;
- A list of contributors with their institutional affiliations, a short biography of each (100 words maximum) and a confirmation of their commitment to the special issue;
- An abstract for each paper of no more than 200 words;
- Any information about the origins of the proposal, e.g., workshop, conference, research project, research network.
The special issue
The articles for the special issue should be between 45,000 and 50,000 words in total, including an introduction/overview by the guest editor(s). We normally expect the main articles to be between 7,000 and 10,000 words in length but can be a little flexible on either side.
The guest editor(s) will be responsible for liaising with authors and the JIANL editorial team throughout the process of paper submission and review. We ask them to ensure that the overall timetable for the special issue is adhered to. We appreciate that delays sometimes occur but ask that the guest editor keep us informed of any problems and works with us to resolve these.
We see guest editing as a cooperative process. The guest editor(s) should arrange for first drafts of articles to be received in the journal house style and fully referenced, approved by them and passed to the editorial team. The team will manage the independent review process but we may ask guest editors to provide us with names of possible reviewers, particularly in areas where we may not have our own contacts. Once reviews have been received, the editorial team will liaise with the guest editor(s) about any necessary revisions. Authors then resubmit their revised version with a note documenting the changes that have been made in response to the review.
1st June 2015: Deadline for submitting proposals
15th September 2015: Guest editor(s) advised of decision
15th February 2016: First drafts of articles submitted to JIANL editorial team
11th April 2016: Last date for reviewers’ comments to guest editors
13th June 2016: Final drafts submitted to JIANL
September 2016: Publication
About Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law
JIANL is a peer reviewed journal published by Bloomsbury/Hart and the official journal of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association, the professional body for UK immigration lawyers. It provides information and commentary on immigration law and provides a unique opportunity for the exchange of ideas and debate about immigration law between academics, policy analysts and leading practitioners. The journal is interested in comparative and international work but, as a UK-based journal, aims to publish articles that will be of relevance and interest to those working in the UK system.
If you would like to discuss any of this further, please contact the managing editor, Dr Helena Wray (H.Wray@mdx.ac.uk).