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Guidelines Tilburg Law Review


All article submissions must be in English, consistently using either American or British spelling. Articles should not exceed 10,000 words (footnotes excluded). Articles should conform to the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Articles should be double spaced, with a uniform system of headings and sub-headings, footnotes (rather than endnotes), and a complete bibliography.

Authors are asked to submit a CV along with their submission. When submitting an article to the Tilburg Law Review, you are implicitly confirming that this article has not been published elsewhere, and will not be published elsewhere, unless it is first rejected for publication by the Tilburg Law Review. Once you submit an article to the Tilburg Law Review, you may not withdraw it for the purpose of publishing it elsewhere without the consent of the Tilburg Law Review's Executive Editorial Board. The Executive Editorial Board considers requests for expedited review on a case by case basis.

All articles are subjected to both peer review and graduate student review, and articles selected for publication will go through several rounds of editing and feedback prior to publication.
Guidelines on using Oscola

Book Reviews

If you would like to write a book a review of a recently published book on topics relevant to the Tilburg Law Review (International and/or European law), please contact to propose reviewing a particular book. If you would like to send the TLR a copy of a recently published book that fits our fields of interest, we will gladly reach out to potential reviewers. Please mail us two copies of the book. The Tilburg Law Review can not guarantee that every book so received will be reviewed.

Detailed instructions

Ethical and Legal Conditions

Submission of an article for publication implies the following:

  1. All authors are in agreement about the content of the manuscript and its submission to the journal.
  2. The contents of the manuscript have been tacitly or explicitly approved by the responsible authorities where the research was carried out.
  3. The manuscript has not been published previously, in part or in whole, in English or any other language, except as an abstract, part of a published lecture or academic thesis.
  4. The manuscript has not and will not be submitted to any other journal while still under consideration for this journal.
  5. If accepted, the author agrees to transfer copyright to BRILL and the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any form, in English or any other language, without prior written consent of the Publisher.
  6. If the submission includes figures, tables, or large sections of text that have been published previously, the author has obtained written permission from the original copyright owner(s) to reproduce these items in the current manuscript in both the online and print publications of the journal. All copyrighted material has been properly credited in the manuscript.
    More information on the reuse of figures

Manuscript Structure

All submissions should be double spaced (12-pt font) pages, including abstract, keywords, tables, figures, notes and appendices. The text file should be typed as flat text, with as little formatting as possible.
The first page of the manuscript should include: manuscript title, name and affiliations of all authors, abstract and keywords (articles or news & views), the body of the manuscript.

Abstract and Keywords

All articles or news & views should have an abstract of 150 words or less, and 3-8 keywords.


Type one space only after full stops. One space after other punctuation marks, where grammatically appropriate, is sufficient.


An article may be divided into sections, subsections and sub-subsections, using an Arabic number-based system. Arabic numbers should be separated by a dot. Sections are put in bold and small caps, subsections and sub-subsections in italics.

1. Introduction
1.1. The Second Level Is Italicised
1.1.1. The Third Level Is also Italicised
Style Elements

Certain basic elements of style should be consistent throughout. Always use the spelling checker and search function to ensure that spelling is correct and consequent, such as:

  • double quotes, but double if a quote within a quote
  • dates: e.g., 21 July 1995
  • years: 1985-1989 (not: 1985-89)
  • figures: 121-122 (not: 121-22)
  • currency: e.g., USD, AD, UKP
  • titles, e.g., Mr. or Mr
  • 10 (figures in numerals)
  • percent (% in tables)
  • Article 17, Arts. 30-39
  • para. 7; paras. 7-9
  • Section 4
  • i.e.,
  • e.g.,
  • etc.
  • ise
  • co-ordinate
  • The Times, the Independent (and other newspapers)
  • Member States (of the EU)
  • 20th century
  • (Article, paragraphs, section spelled out in text, abbreviated in parenthesis and footnotes)
  • case v. case (v. Roman or not)
Figure Files

All figures and tables must be cited consecutively in the text. Figures should be submitted as separate source files in .eps, .tif, or .jpg format, in a size suitable for the typesetting area of the journal which is 12 cm x 18 cm. The resolution of these files should be at least 300 dpi for half-tone figures, and 600 dpi for line drawings. Number the files, and indicate in the manuscript where they are to appear (Fig. 1 here). The text in a figure must be legible, and should not be smaller than corps 7. The size of this lettering for any text in a figure should be the same for all figures in the manuscript.



Upon acceptance, a PDF of the article proofs will be sent to each author by e-mail to check carefully for factual and typographic errors. Authors are responsible for checking these proofs and are strongly urged to make use of the Comment & Markup toolbar to note their corrections directly on the proofs. At this stage in the production process only minor corrections are allowed. Alterations to the original manuscript at this stage will result in considerable delay in publication and, therefore, are not accepted unless charged to the author. Proofs should be returned promptly.


A PDF file of the article will be supplied free of charge by the publisher to authors for personal use. Brill is a RoMEO green publisher. Authors are allowed to post the pdf post-print version of their articles on their own personal websites free of charge. This means they can show the article exactly as it appears in print. The institute employing the author is allowed to post the post-refereed, but pre-print version of articles free of charge on its repository. The post-refereed, pre-print version means the final accepted version of the manuscript before typesetting.

Consent to Publish

Transfer of Copyright

By submitting a manuscript, the author agrees that the copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher if and when the article is accepted for publication.

Open Access

In case the author wishes to publish the article in Open Access he/she can choose the Brill Open option, which allows for a non-exclusive Open Access publication in exchange for an Article Publishing Fee, and sign a special Brill Open Consent to Publish.