International Journal of Discrimination and the Law
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International Journal of Discrimination and the Law


Editor
Susan Easton Brunel University, UK

eISSN: 20479468| ISSN: 13582291|Current volume: 15|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

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An international journal of value and interest to academic lawyers, practitioners, campaigning groups, organisations and policy makers.

The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law encompasses wide range of areas of discrimination including racism and sex discrimination, the treatment of asylum-seekers and refugees, issues of immigration and nationality, discrimination on grounds disability, sexual or political orientation, age and ill-health, in relation to access to employment, housing, education and other services. The provisions and operation of anti-discrimination law and problems with existing provisions and procedures are critically examined. Reviews of recent literature and decisions from a number of jurisdictions and reports and advance information on major conferences are regularly published.

An international journal of value and interest to academic lawyers, practitioners, campaigning groups, organisations and policy makers.

The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law encompasses wide range of areas of discrimination including racism and sex discrimination, the treatment of asylum-seekers and refugees, issues of immigration and nationality, discrimination on grounds disability, sexual or political orientation, age and ill-health, in relation to access to employment, housing, education and other services. The provisions and operation of anti-discrimination law and problems with existing provisions and procedures are critically examined. Reviews of recent literature and decisions from a number of jurisdictions and reports and advance information on major conferences are regularly published.

International Editorial Board
Hilary Astor Sydney Law school (camperdown)
Geoffrey Bindman Bindmans LLP
Roger Blanplain Catholic university Leuvon
Karen Busby University of Manitoba, USA
Christina Chinkin London School of Economics
John Dugard Leiden University
Chris Engels Institute for Labour Law, Leaven
Beth Gaze Melbourne University, Australia
A Hegarty University of Ulster, UK
Bob Hepple Cambridege University
Erika Howard Middlesex university
Rosemary Hunter University of Kent
Evance Kalula University of Cape Town
Puja Kapai Melbourne University, Australia
Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC Black Stone Chambers, UK
Martin MacEwen Heriot Watt, UK
Aileen McColgan Kings College London
C McCrudden Lincoln College, Oxford University, UK
Werner F. Menski School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Christine Oddy MEP  
Prankash Shah Queen Mary University
Soli J.  Sorabjee  
Erika Syzyszezak Leeds University, UK
Margaret Thornton ANU College of Law

  1. Article types
  2. Editorial Policies
    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
  3. Publishing Policies
    3.1 Publication Ethics
    3.1.1 Plagiarism
  4. How to submit your manuscript
  5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
    5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
  6. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
  7. Other conventions
  8. Acknowledgments
    8.1 Funding acknowledgement
  9. Permissions
  10. Manuscript style
    10.1 File types
    10.2 Journal style
    10.3 Reference style
    10.4 Manuscript preparation
    10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
    10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    10.4.5 English language editing services
  11. After acceptance
    11.1 Proofs
    11.2 E-Prints
    11.3 SAGE production
    11.4 OnlineFirst publication
  12. Further information

The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law encompasses wide range of areas of discrimination including racism and sex discrimination, the treatment of asylum-seekers and refugees, issues of immigration and nationality, discrimination on grounds disability, sexual or political orientation, age and ill-health, in relation to access to employment, housing, education and other services.

Articles submitted to The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law should not be submitted elsewhere while they are under consideration for publication in this journal.

1. Article types

The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law publishes original research and literature reviews that take in all areas of discrimination.
Papers should be written in English. Papers should not have been published already, nor be currently under consideration elsewhere. The maximum length should be 8000 words, including notes and references.
Each paper should come with the following information on a separate sheet:

  1. title of paper, date and word count;
  2. author's full name, affiliation, institutional and email address, telephone and fax numbers;
  3. an abstract of 150 to 200 words;
  4. a list of 5 to 8 key words.

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2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review policy

The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 4-6 weeks of submission.

2.2 Authorship

All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

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3. Publishing policies

3.1 Publication ethics

SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.  

3.1.1 Plagiarism

International journal of Discrimination and the Law and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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4. How to submit your manuscript

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Manuscripts and illustrations should be submitted to the editor Dr Susan Easton by e-mail attachment to: Susan.Easton@brunel.ac.uk

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5. Journal Contributors Publishing Agreement

5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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6. Declaration of conflicting interests

Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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7. Other conventions

None applicable.

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8. Acknowledgements

Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

8.1 Funding Acknowledgement
To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.

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9. Permissions

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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10. Manuscript style

10.1 File types
Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

10.2 Journal Style
The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

10.3 Reference Style
The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style, but authors may also use numbered endnotes. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

10.4. Manuscript Preparation
The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

10.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

10.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author, including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Position descriptions are required for all authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

10.4.5 English Language Editing services
Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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11. After acceptance

11.1 Proofs
We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

11.2 E-Prints

SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

11.3 SAGE Production
At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in The International Journal of Discrimination and the Law with SAGE.

11.4 OnlineFirst Publication
A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows the majority of final completed articles for assignment to an upcoming issue to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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12. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office to Susan Easton: Susan.Easton@brunel.ac.uk

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