All submitted articles will first be assessed by the Editor and Managing Editor to ensure that they fit within the scope of the journal, are in grammatical English, are of a reasonable length, and adhere to the journal’s formatting and referencing requirements. Please see our Style Guide.
Articles that meet these requirements will be sent out for double-blind peer review to a minimum of two reviewers. All of a journal’s content, apart from any editorial and book review material that is clearly marked as such, shall be subjected to peer review. Reviews should take a maximum of 3 months. Once the reviewers have made their recommendations, the Editor and Managing Editor will determine whether the article is accepted without revisions, accepted with some revisions, accepted on the condition of major revisions, or rejected. The author will be notified and given a deadline for any revisions required.
At no point will the identity of the author or the reviewers be divulged to outside parties, or to the respective authors and reviewers. Buddhism, Law & Society follows academic best practices for journal reviewing, editing and publishing.
Copy-editing will be undertaken in-house. A specific style guide is available at the journal website. In general, submitted papers should conform to the following style guidelines, depending on the discipline:
The in-house editors at Buddhism, Law & Society expect articles to be submitted in the correct format. If the references require significant copy-editing in the final article, authors will be asked to complete these themselves. Regarding other edits, authors will only be consulted in cases where significant changes are required. A final proof will be sent to all authors for checking.
Submissions to Buddhism, Law & Society are accepted through Scholastica, a web-based journal management system. You will need to register on the Scholastica website in order to submit your manuscript.