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Manuscript preparation

  1. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the submission of a manuscript to Les Cahiers de droit constitutes an undertaking that it has not been published previously and has not been submitted concurrently for publication in another review.
  2. Manuscripts must be in French or English and sent to the editorial team at: Les Cahiers de droit, Faculté de droit, Université Laval, bureau 7133, pavillon Charles-De Koninck, 1030, avenue des Sciences-Humaines, Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6, Canada. They may also be forwarded by E-mail to: The offices of Les Cahiers de droit are equipped with Microsoft Office Word 2010 software, but the editorial team accepts documents based on earlier versions of Word. No manuscripts will be returned.
  3. Manuscripts submitted to Les Cahiers de droit must be around thirty pages long, 1.5-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font.
  4. An abstract of no more than 150 words, in French and English, must be submitted with the manuscript. If necessary, the abstract may be submitted in a single language and the journal will have it translated. The journal will also produce a Spanish translation of the abstract.
  5. Four key words must be submitted along with the manuscript to define the main topic addressed. These key words will be used mainly to select assessors.
  6. A separate outline, appearing after the abstract, must present the divisions and subdivisions of the main text. The order and ranking of each part must be expressed using the decimal system (1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, etc.). The divisions must not exceed four digits; the introduction and conclusion should not be numbered, but may contain internal divisions in exceptional cases.
  7. Legal references must be checked for accuracy by the author and must use the format indicated in Didier Lluelles, Guide des références pour la rédaction juridique, 7th edition (Montréal: Les Éditions Thémis, 2008). As a complement, the method presented in the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 7th Edition (Toronto: Carswell, 2010) may also be used. A court decision that has not been published in full in court reports must be presented with all its identifying elements.
  8. Bibliographical information must be given in the following order: author first name, author last name, full title, edition (if any), place, publisher and year, number of pages and ISBN number.
  9. Manuscripts are assessed anonymously by outside assessors, and the editorial team informs authors as soon as possible of its decision whether or not to publish. Once accepted, manuscripts are submitted to linguistic proofing in which spelling and typographical mistakes are automatically corrected. Suggestions for enhancing the syntax or style may be made to the authors, who remain free to accept or refuse them.
  10. The proofs are sent to the authors, who then have one week to re-read them. Any changes to the original text must be authorized by the editorial team, which will take into account any evolution in legislation and legal thinking since the date on which the manuscript was accepted for publication.
  11. Les Cahiers de droit becomes the assignee of exclusive worldwide rights to the article in all languages, but consents to the use of the article in any subsequent publication by the author provided its initial publication in Les Cahiers de droit is suitably referenced.
  12. Following publication, Les Cahiers de droit will send the author a copy of the issue in which his or her article appears, along with 15 off-prints of the article.

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