I. Author Guidelines

A. General Guidelines:

1. All manuscripts submitted to JIT for publication must be original and should not have been published elsewhere, including on the author’s blog or website or on any other forum. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that the manuscript under review elsewhere is not submitted to JIT, and the same would be a ground for rejection. Papers scheduled for future publication in books may be considered, provided the author(s) ensure that they are first published in JIT.

2. Only manuscripts in English will be considered for publication. Once a manuscript is submitted to JIT, it is understood to be the final version of the work by the author(s). Further, once a manuscript is submitted to JIT, it is not possible to undo the submission.

3. The author(s) take complete responsibility of originality and accuracy of the work. In case a work includes quantitative analysis, data interpretation etc., the author(s) also take the responsibility of ensuring the integrity of the data and the accuracy of correctness of results.

B. Specific Guidelines:

1. JIT welcomes contributions of articles, case comments, book reviews and reflections by practitioners. The submissions must conform to the following guidelines:

a. Article: Articles should range from 10,000 to 15,000 words. All articles should be prefaced by an abstract of less than 200 words (not containing sentences from the article.)

b. Book Review: Reviews of books pertaining to international trade law, economics and policy published during the calendar year would be considered. The book review must not exceed 3000 words.

c. Case Comment: Critical analysis of case laws both under the WTO and at other forums not exceeding 5000 words.

d. Reflections by Practitioners: Practitioners and negotiators having experience in international trade law, economics and policy are invited to write about their experiences in order to give our readers practical insight to international trade. Submissions towards ‘Reflections by Practitioners’ should range from 5000 - 8000 words. Departures from this limit can be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Editors.

2. Brief biographical information, including the current affiliation, brief professional background and contact information of the author(s) should be submitted along with the manuscript. A brief biographical note as well as the e-mail address of the author(s) should be provided in the first footnote of the manuscript.

3. Special attention should be paid to quotations, footnotes, and references. All citations and quotations must be verified before submission of the manuscript. The accuracy of the contribution is the responsibility of the author. The Editor reserves the right to make alterations as to style, punctuation, grammar etc.

4. The authors may use only essential mathematical notations to the extent necessary for achieving the objective of the work. The necessity for doing so must be clearly explained and the major premises in the argument as well as its conclusions should be made intelligible to a reader without a background in mathematics. The authors should put mathematical portions of their work in footnotes or appendix to the extent possible. An article should ideally contain not more than two appendices (excluding appendix for bibliography / references).

5. Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers separately (e.g. Table 1), not by placement (e.g. Table below). The authors must present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article. All figures and tables should be cited in the text. Sources for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.

6. All manuscripts must be in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) format. As a convention, British English shall be followed.

II. References and Citation

1. Authors must use the author-date system as described in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition, (The University of Chicago Press, 2003), Chapter 16 (Chapter 16 in the 1993 14th Edition may also be used).

2. Authors must adhere to WTO dispute settlement report citations and GATT dispute settlement reports citations.

3. Data References: References to datasets should be included in your reference list. You can find examples of how to cite datasets here: http://www.aeaweb.org/sample_references.pdf.

III. Copyright Notice

Authors, upon submission, communicate their acceptance of the following conditions:

1. The work, upon publication, becomes the property of Journal of International Trade;

2. Upon publication, the work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License

3. Permissions for subsequent publication/reprint and/or derivative works must be obtained from the Editors of the JIT.