IJLSE handbook 8212015.pdf


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Table of Contents
Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 1
General Policies, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Other Tips ............................... 2
Responsibilities, and Requirements ...................................................................... 2
General Policies and Other Tips ........................................................................... 3
Processes ............................................................................................................................... 4
IJLSE Process – From Manuscript to Article ................................................................ 5
Sourcing and Citechecking ............................................................................................ 6
Step One: Sourcing ............................................................................................... 7
Introduction ...................................................................................................... 7
Mechanics of Sourcing Assignments ............................................................... 7
Naming Conventions ........................................................................................ 8
How to Locate Different Sources ..................................................................... 8
Online Sources ............................................................................................. 8
Supreme Court Cases .............................................................................. 8
All Other Cases ....................................................................................... 8
Law Journal Articles ............................................................................... 9
Non-Legal Academic Journal Articles ...................................................10
United States Code/Code of Federal Regulations ..................................10
State Codes .............................................................................................10
Legislative Materials ..............................................................................10
Administrative Materials ........................................................................11
Books ......................................................................................................11
Newspapers ............................................................................................11
Webpages ...............................................................................................11
Hardcopy Sources .......................................................................................12
Supreme Court Cases .............................................................................12
All Other Cases ......................................................................................12
Legal and Non-Legal Journal Articles ...................................................12
United States Code/Code of Federal Regulations ..................................12
State Codes .............................................................................................13
Books ......................................................................................................12
Newspapers ............................................................................................13
Webpages ...............................................................................................14
Securing Copies of Sources.............................................................................14
Electronic Sources ......................................................................................14
Hardcopy Sources .......................................................................................15
Difficult to Find Sources .................................................................................15
Step Two: Citechecking and Editing ...................................................................17
Introduction .....................................................................................................17
Some Guidance Before Starting .................................................................17
Beginning Steps...............................................................................................17
Mechanics of Editing and Citechecking..........................................................18
Reading Through the Article ...........................................................................18
Checking the Body Text for Errors and Inconsistencies .................................19
Checking Substance ....................................................................................19
Checking Form ...........................................................................................19