International Journal of Evidence and Proof is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal which aspires to be a truly international, interdisciplinary forum for reporting, evaluating and debating the latest developments in evidence law, proof and procedure broadly conceived.
|Mark Coen||University College Dublin, Ireland|
|Jeremy Gans||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Imogen Jones||University of Leeds, UK|
|Ronald J. Allen||Northwestern University, USA|
|Andrew Choo||City University, UK|
|Emma Cunliffe||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Sean Doran||Barrister, Northern Ireland|
|Louise Ellison||University of Leeds, UK|
|Liz Heffernan||Trinity College Dublin, Ireland|
|Jill Hunter||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|John Jackson||University of Nottingham, UK|
|Roger Leng||University of Warwick, UK|
|Jenny McEwan||University of Exeter, UK|
|His Honour Judge Peter Murphy||Circuit Judge, England and Wales|
|Paul Roberts||University of Nottingham, UK|
|P. J. Schwikkard||University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|Alex Stein||Yeshiva University, USA|
|Sarah Summers||University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|Adrian Waterman||Doughty Street Chambers, UK|
|Thomas Weigend||University of Cologne, Germany|
- Article types
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
- Publishing Policies
3.1 Publication ethics
- How to submit your manuscript
- Journal contributor's publishing agreement
5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
- Declaration of conflicting interests
- Manuscript style
8.1 File types
8.2 Journal style
8.3 Reference style
8.4 Manuscript preparation
8.4.1 Your title, keywords and abstracts: Helping readres find your article online
8.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
8.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
- After acceptance
9.3 SAGE production
- Further information
The International Journal of Evidence and Proof is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal which aspires to be a truly international, interdisciplinary forum for reporting, evaluating and debating the latest developments in evidence law, proof and procedure broadly conceived.
The International Journal of Evidence and Proof publishes original articles, case notes and book reviews.
The International Journal of Evidence & Proof adheres to a blinded peer review process in which the reviewer's name is routinely withheld from the author unless the reviewer requests a preference for their identity to be revealed.
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.
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, or a department chair who provided only general support.
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
The International Journal of Evidence Proof 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.
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 should be submitted online via SAGE Track:
If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account. Submissions should be made by logging in and selecting the Author Center and the 'Click here to Submit a New Manuscript' option. Follow the instructions on each page, clicking the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen. If at any stage you have any questions or require the user guide, please use the 'Online Help' button at the top right of every screen.
Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
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.
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 Evidence and Proof does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
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.
Articles should ideally be around 12,000 words in length, although shorter or longer pieces of appropriate quality and subject-matter will be considered. Manuscripts are refereed anonymously, and constructive feedback provided in every case. A 150-word abstract providing a concise statement of the purpose of the article and a broad indication of its findings or conclusions must be submitted. Articles should also include up to five ‘keywords’. Each keyword or short phrase should indicate the contents of the contribution, without merely replicating its title or textual sub-headings. For further queries relating to articles, contact Professor Jonathan Doak at email@example.com
Case notes should ideally not exceed 5,000 words in length. They should contain the name of the case concerned in its title and a summary of the facts should appear at the beginning of the text. Case notes should also include up to five ‘keywords’. Each keyword or short phrase should indicate the contents of the contribution, without merely replicating its title or textual sub-headings. For further queries relating to case notes, contact Dr Mark Coen at firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries relating to the Noticeboard, contact Professor Jeremy Gans at Jeremy.Gans@unimelb.edu.au
Book reviews of around 1,000 words, and recently published books for review, should be directed to the Reviews Editor, Imogen Jones, at I.Jones2@leeds.ac.uk, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.
The International Journal of Evidence and Proof conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.
The International Journal of Evidence and Proof adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
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.
8.4.1 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.
8.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
8.4.3 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.
We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.
SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.
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.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows: