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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The contribution is original and unpublished or of exceptional academic value (a condition that may mitigate the criterion of originality) and is not being evaluated for publication by another journal, safeguarding the originality of the work until its effective publication. Otherwise, it must be justified in "Comments to the Editor".

  • Files for submission are in Microsoft Word format and do not exceed 25 MB.

  • URLs for citations were provided where necessary

  • The text is formatted with 1’ distance between the lines, font size 12, and using italic instead of underscored (except for URLs); all figures and tables are inserted within the text, not at the end of the document as annexes.

  • The text respects the formatting rules, citations and references described in the “Guidelines for Authors” section. 

  • After the period of 1 (one) year has elapsed, without a final answer for the approval or disapproval of the manuscript, the authors will be released from the exclusivity of their submission, but undertake the obligation to communicate the existence of a further submission, through the e-mail

  • The duly approved authors undertake the commitment not to withdraw their articles before their effective publication, as long as this time interval does not exceed a maximum period of 1 (one) year.

  • The articles will necessarily enable the Blind Peer Review process by removing the authorship of the work from the file and from the "Properties" option in Word, thus ensuring the criterion of confidentiality of the journal when submitting the paper for review.

  • Authors who violate the above submission conditions are prevented from having articles processed by the Journal, as authors or co-authors, for a period of 4 (four) years, counting from the date of knowledge of the fact by the Editorial Team, to which pertains the obligation to immediately notify the respective authors.

  • The authors of the document will exclude names from the text, replacing them with "Author" and the year, in references and footnotes, instead of the names of authors, title of the article, etc.

  • In Microsoft Office documents, the author identification must be removed from the document properties (from the File > Properties menu) starting from File in the main menu and clicking on the sequence: File > Information > Check for problems > Inspect document > Inspect. In the "Document Properties and Personal Information" field, choose the "Remove All" option.

Author Guidelines

The Economic Analysis of Law Review receives, for evaluation, unpublished scientific works and/or of special academic value, even if not unpublished, that explore the Economic Analysis of Law or that employ similar methodologies to discuss relevant legal and social topics, respecting the journal’s judgment on the opportunity and convenience regarding the possible publication of non-original articles of great academic value. Works critical or contrary to this tradition are equally welcome.

1) General guidelines:

Articles must have at least 1 (one) doctor (Ph.D., J.D.).

Manuscripts in Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French and Italian are accepted, provided they are unpublished and are not under consideration by other publications. The receipt of manuscripts is done in a continuous stream of submissions.

The Economic Analysis of Law Review aims at the publication and dissemination of unpublished work, so the author must inform any contrary condition when submitting his/her work, under the penalties of the law. In the event of a prior publication, the authors must explicitly indicate the publication vehicle (virtual or printed), so that the Editors can sovereignly deliberate if a republication is in order.

Authors who currently maintain an academic and/or professional relationship with foreign institutions must submit their articles informing that relationship with the foreign institution.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the EALR website, preferably in Microsoft Word format. All tables, figures, graphs must be contained in a single file with the text, which cannot contain information that identifies the Author(s), such as names, acknowledgments or references to past works. If accepted for publication, this version may be revised by the Author to include such information.

The EALR recommends that all information relevant to the research that does not form part of the final text of the manuscript be submitted as Supplemental Documents (e.g. data sets, research instruments, simulation software, videos). The limit for each file submitted is 25 MB.

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, it will go through the editing process, which may require substantial participation from the Authors. The final version of the work will have a cover sheet with the title of the article, name of the Author(s), institutions to which they are affiliated, abstract, keywords and JEL classification. Acknowledgments, clarifications, contact details, as well as month and year of submission and acceptance of the article will appear in the footnote. On the following page, the text itself will begin. If the article involves complex mathematical formulas or other technical information, it will be necessary to send it in Word format.

2) General structure of the manuscript:

Articles published in Economic Analysis of Law Review are normally between 20 and 35 pages long. In an era in which there is an excess of information, the time and attention of EALR readers are scarce resources that should be valued by Authors through quality works characterized by conciseness. Works of greater length can be published, but they will be scrutinized with regard to the real need for this extension. Excessively long manuscripts may be rejected by Editors without peer review.

All manuscripts must be produced on A4 paper (210 mm x 297 mm), preferably in .docx format (Microsoft Word 2013 onwards), with top and left margins of 3 cm and bottom and right margins of 2 cm, not exceeding 25MB.

Times New Roman font, size 12, line spacing of 1.5 pts., justified alignment and first line of each paragraph in right indent of 2 pts.

Pages numbered in the footer, in the lower right corner.

On the first page, title in Portuguese (or other main language), bold and capital letters, justified alignment, at the top of the page, without any identification of the authors. Right after that, in the same formatting, title in English or Spanish.

In addition, the manuscripts must contain: (i) an abstract of the article of approximately 100 and a maximum of 150 words, composed of a sequence of concise and objective sentences, in the language of the text and, optionally, in English or Spanish; (ii) indication of the keywords in the two languages of the abstracts, separated by a period and ended by a period (from 3 to 5 words).; and (iii) JEL classification codes. The abstract must also be inserted in the electronic submission form.

Foreign language expressions in italics.

Section titles numbered and followed by a period (1., 2., 3., onwards), in bold and capital letters. Subsection titles also numbered sequentially to the titles and followed by a period (1.1., 1.2., 1.3., onwards), in bold, with only the first letter capitalized.

3) Citations:

For long textual citations (4 lines or more), use an independent paragraph, with a right indent of 4 pts. and justified alignment, with size 10 and single spacing, without additional indentation in the first line. For short quotes (3 lines or less), insert in the body of the text, in quotes, without italics.

4) References:

All references in the body of the text must adopt the numerical system (sequential footnotes). In each footnote, use references highlighting the name of the article or name of the scientific journal in bold, in compliance with the rules of the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) on citations and footnotes, references in documents and other specificities (see, notably, NBR14724, NBR 10520 and NBR 6023, all from August 2002).

The use of op. cit., ibidem and idem in footnotes should be avoided. Full references are preferred.

It is necessary to present and list the bibliographic references at the end, in an individualized section, organized in alphabetical order and aligned to the left margin and justified, according to ABNT-NBR-6023/2018.

5) Fees:

There are no submission, processing or publication fees.

However, aiming to professionalize the publication process, approved authors must be prepared to deliver a final version of their articles that meets the journal's excellence needs, in accordance with EALR’s Quality Policy.


Editorials, articles that discuss some relevant occurrence or that debate some interesting question for the scientific community, but in an informal manner, including articles about the Economic Analysis of Law Review, are published at this section.  In addition, when the EALR issues a special number with the results of an event, presentations and speeches, if published, are published at this section.

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