Submission Guideline


  1. An abstract/proposal between 300 to 500 words, clearly summarising the arguments, should be submitted by completing online Abstract Submission FormOtherwise, kindly click here to download the 'Abstract Submission Form' and email the duly filled form to or fax at 0044 131 608 0239
  2. The preferred length of full paper (including footnotes) is 5,000 words (maximum limit). In general, please confine your paper between 10-12 pages, everything included. It must include an Abstract (no more than 150 words) and 3-5 Keywords.
  3. Authors' autobiographical details should appear as the first footnote of each contribution, and include the name, academic and professional qualifications, institutional affiliation, current title and position of each author.
  4. Full paper must be written in British English, typed using Times New Roman (normal style and font size 12) and in MS-Word. Page size should be A4, single column with 2.5 cm margin on both sides with single line spacingAll pages of the manuscript (including Tables and Figures) should be numbered.
  5. Final Paper (optional) should be submitted for publication in the E-Journal before the deadline provided for each conference. Please refer to the final paper submission deadlines for each conference.  
  6. Acceptance to present DOES NOT guarantee publication in E-Journal. Please be aware that your contribution will, if considered suitable for publication, be double-blind refereed. While our policy is to let authors know the decision by end of each conference, the referee process does take some time. If accepted, it will then be copy-edited, which also takes some time. These steps are necessary to ensure the high quality of the journal. 
  7. It is author's responsibility to ensure that all references and citations are correct, and that the contribution does not contain any material that infringes copyright, or is defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful or litigious.
  8. Copyright in the article will remain jointly with the owner of the copyright and the Publisher. By submitting an article to the conference, the owner of the copyright grants the publisher with a license to publish the article. The author warrants that he is the owner of all rights of copyright in the article. Where the author subsequently publishes the article, the author is requested to acknowledge the article appeared in the conference proceedings.
  9. The Author(s) will indemnify and defend the Publisher against any claim, demand or recovery against the Publisher by reason of any violation of any proprietary right or copyright, or because of any libellous or scandalous matter contained in the Manuscript.
  10. The Publisher will have the right to edit the work for the original edition and for any revision, provided that the meaning of the text is not materially altered.
  11. Contributions should conform to the new edition of the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA, 4the edn, 2012). In particular, and in accordance with the Style Guide, contributors are asked to follow these style requirements:
    • in each jurisdiction, the court should be referred to in parentheses after the case report citation in all instances where it is not obvious from the report series which court made the decision;
    • where a case appears in several series of reports, only the official, or otherwise best, citation should be given (together with any neutral citation);
    • where a case is only available electronically, if the court uses a unique court identifier, then that should immediately follow the name of the case, before the electronic source is noted;
    • footnotes (not endnotes) should be used. 'ibid' may be used but other Latin phrases ('supra', 'contra' etc) are not permitted; and
    • citation of sources should always appear in footnotes, not in the text. Books should be cited as follows (example): Peter Cane, The Anatomy of Tort Law (Hart Publishing 1997) 15. Note that the place of publication is no longer required. Articles should be cited as follows (example): Peter Birks, ‘Three Kinds of Objection to Discretionary Remedialism’ (2000) 29 University of Western Australia Law Review 1, 1–2. Journal titles should be given in full without abbreviations.

Paper Layout

International Conference on Trade, Business, Economics and Law

(ICTBEL 2014 Edinburgh)

June 16-19, 2014, Edinburgh, United Kingdom font name Times New Roman, size 12, Bold]


TITLE [font name Times New Roman, size 14, bold, All caps]


Name and surname of the author [font name Times New Roman, size 12, Bold]

Affiliation [font name Times New Roman, size 12] (For example: University, Department or Faculty.)

Country [font name Times New Roman, size 12]

E-mail [font name Times New Roman, size 12]

(Please add for all authors; mark the corresponding author with *.)

Abstract [font name Times New Roman size 12, Bold]

Abstract [font name Times New Roman, size 12] (150 words max.)

Key Words: key word 1, key word 2, key word 3, key word 4, key word 5 [font name Times New Roman, size 12]


HEADING LEVEL 1 [font name Times New Roman, size 12, Bold, All caps]

All submissions must be typed, single spaced with 2.5 cm or one-inch margins using 12 point Times New Roman font in a single MS Word file. [font name Times New Roman, size 12, justified text]

All submissions must include a Title, Authors (names, affiliations, e-mails of all authors and a notation (*) of the corresponding author), an Abstract (no more than 150 words) and 3-5 Keywords. Paper submissions should not exceed 12 pages, including the Abstract, text body (Introduction, Theory, Methods, Findings, Discussion, Conclusions and Implications), Tables, Figures and References. 


Heading Level 2 [font name Times New Roman, size 12, Bold]

Three levels of headings maximum.

Heading Level 3 [font name Times New Roman, size 12, Bold, Italics]

Three levels of headings maximum.

Tables and figures - HEADING LEVEL 1 [font name Times New Roman, size 12, Bold, All caps]

Tables and figures need to be included in the body of the paper. Please make references to all tables and figures. Example: This is shown in Table 1 (see also Figure 1).

 Table 1: Title of the table [font name Times New Roman, size 12]

(Please insert Table.)

Figure 1: Title of the figure [font name Times New Roman, size 12]

(Please insert Figure.)

 References [font name Times New Roman, size 12, bold, All caps]