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Frontiers of Law in China

About this journal
Frontiers of Law in China (FLC), launched in January 2006, quarterly, is an academic journal, which is available in print (ISSN 1673-3428), electronic edition (e-ISSN 1673-3541); and with a Chinese periodical number (CN 11-5742/D). During the former six years of 2006C2011, it was co-published (vol. 1C6) by Higher Education Press and Springer; and since January 2012, it is presently co-published (vol. 7C ) by Higher Education Press and Thomson Reuters.
Aims & Scope:
This is a peer-reviewed academic journal, which presently publishes original papers. Its aims is to provide a forum for global jurists and legal practitioners, who are interested in Chinese law and the legal issues related to the reform of Chinese legal system and that of other countries related in the contemporary global context. Its scope covers civil law, commercial law, economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law, penal law, procedural law, administrative law, international law, and legal history.
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Inviting Contributions 
Frontiers of Law in China (FLC) is a scholarly journal (quarterly), launched in 2006, presently co-published by Higher Education Press and Thomson Reuters.
The editorial welcomes articles from scholars, researchers, legal practitioners, and postgraduates in the field of law who are interested in Chinese law and comparative law between China and other countries, and the related legal issues that explore the significance of the contemporary reform of Chinese law and Chinese legal system. Starting from 2010, Frontiers of Law in China has gone through a thorough adjustment. Rather than selecting the published top articles for translation, we are now asking for original papers in good quality written in English. All the manuscripts will go through peer reviews before being accepted for publication.
Articles published in this journal are abstracted/indexed in Scimago, OCLC, SCOPUS, ProQuest, Gale, Google Scholar, Academic OneFile, Summon by Serial Solutions, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.
Manuscripts for Frontiers of Law in China should be submitted (in MS-Word format) to, journal Authors (submitting a manuscript) to this journal should not simultaneously submit it to another journal, nor has the manuscript been published in any other publication in any language in a substantially similar form and/or content. Manuscript is accepted for review in satisfying the following conditions:
(1) Manuscript (last version) must be no less than 10,000 words; and with a title page on a separate document, incl.: (i) title of the paper; (ii) full name(s) of the author(s); (iii) his/her/their position(s) and affiliation(s); (iv) address(es) of the institution(s) in which the work was carried out, together with the postal code(s) and email address(es) of the author(s); (v) an abstract of 200C250 words.
(2) Figures are to be numbered consecutively in the form of Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. Preferably, figures should be in clear graphics that can be reproducible. Legends with unreadable font or too thin lines must be avoided. Moreover, Figures should be coherent with the text, and be captioned informatively, in order to be understood without referring to the text.
(3) Tables are to be numbered separately, and to be numbered in the form of Table 1, Table 2, etc. Each table should have a simple title. Tables should contain only horizontal separators, namely, a double horizontal bar on top and a single one at bottom. Vertical separators must be avoided.
(4) References should be placed in footnote and formatted as the following examples:
1 Robert Z. Lawrence, Rulemaking amidst Growing Diversity: A Club-of-Club Approach to WTO Reform and New Issue Selection, 9(4) J. Intl Econ. L. 824 (2006).
2 Bernard M. Hoekman & Michel M. Kostecki, The Political Economy of the World Trading System D The WTO and Beyond (2nd edition), Oxford University Press (Oxford), at 104 (2001).
3 John H. Barton et al., The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Politics, Law, and Economics of the GATT and WTO, Princeton University Press (Princeton), at 47C48 (2006).
4 Supachai Panitchpakdi, The Future of the WTO: Addressing Institutional Challenges in the New Millennium, para. 134, at _wto_e.htm (last visited Apr. 4, 2009).
5 Roberto M. Unger, Law in Modern Society: Toward a Criticism of Social Theory, The Free Press (New York), at 48C58 (1976), in Shuzo Shiga, Investigation on Chinese Legal Culture Litigation Pattern as Material, (3) Journal of Comparative Law 19 (1988).
Introduction to author(s) is involved with a frank declaration of his/her degree in law education, affiliated, and his/her research field. Financial grants and other funds should be acknowledged; also, the contribution of colleagues should also be mentioned. This part is to be placed at the bottom of the front page.
The first author will be asked to sign a Copyright Transfer Statement, and co-authors will sign a Power of Attorney commissioned to the first author (if any) before having an article published in this journal. In signing this document(s), it is assumed that author(s) has/have agreed with the conditions stated in the Statement and authorized the publisher(s) related to use any copyrighted or previously published material in his/her article. The article cannot be published in Frontiers of Law in China until the signed document(s) is/are received.

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