Author guidelines

Editorship of the International Trade and Business Law Review (ITBLR)

The Founder of the ITBLR is Professor Gabriël A Moens, Emeritus Professor of Law University of Queensland, Professor of Law, Curtin University, Australia. The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Robert Cunningham, Dean and Head of Curtin Law School. The Academic Leads are Dr Sharmin Tania and Dr Martin Allcock. The Editorial Assistant is Meika Atkins. The Editor-in-Chief is assisted by members of the International Editorial Advisory Board.


The ITBLR will publish articles of up to 10,000 words in length. There is no prescribed number of articles for each issue of the ITBLR. All submissions should be made by email in double spaced 12 point Times font. An Abstract of approximately 200 words should be submitted on a separate page. Submissions for publication are welcomed at any time during the year. All submissions and correspondence should be sent to:

Dr Martin Allcock/ Dr Sharmin Tania
Academic Leads
International Trade and Business Law Review (ITBLR)
Curtin Law School
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987
Perth, Western Australia 6845 Australia



All submissions to the ITBLR are subject to a double-blind peer review by appropriate specialists in the field.


Copyright in articles published in the ITBLR remains with the author. The author will be asked to sign a Copyright Licence Agreement before an article can be published.

Style Guide

It is advised that all ITBLR authors familiarise themselves with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition (AGLC Guide 4th Edition). In particular, authors should note that ITBLR has adopted the AGLC Guide 4th Edition as its style guide for referencing.

Images, Charts & Figures

The better the resolution, the better the printed result will be. Images, charts and figures should be submitted as separate files either as .eps or similar files, or at high resolution (300 DPI) in commonly-used forms such as .pdf, .jpeg or .tiff.


If authors have used EndNote or similar referencing software, the field codes should not be live. For EndNote, use the ‘Remove field codes’ command.

Track Changes

Before submitting, remember to ‘accept’ all of the changes in the document that you (as the author) agree with during the review process.

Submission Requirements

For submission to the ITBLR, authors are required to comply with the Duties of Authors as stated in the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement for the ITBLR here.