Amicus Curiae - Notes for Contributors

When writing for Amicus Curiae, authors are asked to observe the following requirements:


The publication does not allow for any footnotes and all citations and additional material (e.g. bibliographic information etc.) should be incorporated into the body of the text.

Word Counts

Amicus Curiae contains 3 sections with the following word counts:

Articles: 2,000 - 3,000 words

Law by Law: 850 - 1,800 words

Letters from ...: 950 - 2,000 words

Your Details

Provide details of your name and title for the purposes of attribution of your contribution. Also provide details of the name of your firm/organisation as appropriate.

Additional details (e.g. of experience relevant to a contribution, forthcoming publications etc.) may be provided and may be included, space permitting, at the discretion of the editor.

A recent head and shoulders photograph (black and white or colour) of each author should be submitted with copy. Please print your name on the reverse of the photo.

Citing Cases/Other References

Ensure that at least one full citation is given for each case cited; if a case is as yet unreported, please ensure that this is stated. Give full details are given of any other referenced material. Acronyms The first instance of any acronym should be followed by a full explanation of the term, statute, organisation etc. to which it refers.

Additional Materials

Feel free to include diagrams, flowcharts, graphics, photographs etc. where this would be helpful to an understanding of the text. These can be supplied as PC compatible files or as hard copy. Details should be given of any third party with any copyright interest in such material.

Internet Boxes

If additional or complementary information is available on a Web site, please provide details for possible insertion in an 'internet box' .


Give a broad indication of the 'shelf-life' of any article provided, where the article is in any way time-sensitive.

SAS Open Journals and SAS-Space E-repository

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The Institute includes the articles published in Amicus Curiae in the SAS Open Journals system and the SAS e-repository. The materials are made freely available for use on a non-commercial basis.

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Page last updated: 13th July 2016