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Writing for Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Event Details

Time: 14:00-16:30

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP


This workshop aims to develop researchers' skills and knowledge for writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals. We will consider:

  • What is suitable for a peer-reviewed journal and what may be better submitted elsewhere
  • How to choose suitable journals for your work
  • The rules and conventions about submission of articles
  • What you can expect from the peer-review process
  • What makes a good journal article and how you can produce one
  • How to conceptualise and divide up a very large body of research and writing in ways that work well for publication
  • How to read articles critically for style and structure
  • Process for drafting and re-drafting.

Throughout the workshop we will consider examples. Participants will be encouraged to explore and reflect on their own ideas for writing. At the end of the workshop participants should be confident that they are well equipped to tackle the task of producing an article suitable for publication in a high quality journal.

The workshop will focus on legal writing, looking at examples from across a range of topics in law and socio-legal studies. Those writing in other disciplines such as politics, criminology or sociology may also find the workshop highly relevant.

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Confirmed speakers

  • Professor Robert McCorquodale, Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Joint General Editor, International & Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ)
  • Dr Lawrence McNamara, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • Anna Riddell, Publications Officer, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

The presenters bring a wealth of academic and editorial experience to this workshop. As well as strong records of publication, they have extensive experience in teaching graduate students, academics and legal professionals about research and writing for peer-reviewed and other publications. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is home to the International and Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ). The ICLQ is one of the world's leading journals in the field and attracts scholarship of the highest standard from around the globe.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £50
  • Full-time Academic - £30
  • Full-time Student - £20


  • Individual - £90
  • Full-time Academic - £50
  • Full-time Student - £30

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.

A limited number of places for this event are available for staff of NGOs to attend free of charge. Please email our Events Team at with your contact details, your position and the NGO that you work for, and we will organise your attendance, subject to availability.

Joint Booking Discount

We will also be running a workshop on Writing a Research Proposal for PhD Applications and Funding on 18 November 2014. The following discounts are available for those that book places on both events:

  • Individuals - £10
  • Academics and students - £5

To register for both events and claim a discount, please contact the Events team


If you have a query, please contact the Events team

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