Our Submission Guidelines

The DLR Blog aims to promote dialogue between law academics, advocates and activists who deal with Russian law and related issues in the region from across the globe. We welcome original contributions which provide high quality legal analysis of recent Russian law developments, challenges, issues, problems, lacunas and so on.

Guidelines for Contributions

Posts must be between 400-900 words in length.

Posts should include hyperlinks to relevant legal sources and background information, including any judgments, laws, treaties or other legal texts which are mentioned. Hyperlinks must link only to legal or respected news sources. The editors make the final decision over what constitutes a respectable source. Please do not use footnotes.

Posts should be clear and concise, leaving out excessive jargon and verbiage. Posts which are submitted must be fully proofread and must conform to good legal academic style.

Posts should have informative titles from which a reader can tell what the post is about.

Blog posts are published in English but publications in other languages are welcome as far as they come with a translated English version.

Posts should reflect original, unpublished work.

Cross-posting or publication on other platforms is permissible only with the permission of the Editors of the DRL Blog.

We thank our contributors in advance for sticking to these guidelines, which help us maintain our high standards and ensure the Blog is a space where authors can get their ideas out to a wide audience.

Contributor’s Agreement

By submitting a post to the blog, the Contributor guarantees that the post is a product of their work and is unpublished. Contributors also permit the DRL to use their post, with full attribution but without further consent, on a non-commercial basis in online and offline publications

We thank the Oxford Human Rights Hub and Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law for their original work in developing these guidelines, which we have (with their permission) adapted for our blog.