Further Instructions for Academic Law

Tip! Authors writing for our Academic Law list should use these instructions alongside the main Instructions for Authors. Please be advised that any style points listed in this document override the main document where a conflict occurs.

General style points for legal texts:


You may wish to include a date on your preface and/or a statement showing when the Law was updated.

The Law is stated as on 1 July 2011


In legal works, full points should not be used for acronyms and abbreviations.

eg not e.g


Law titles do not usually contain artwork, please consult your OUP Editor if you wish to include any artwork (this includes photos, line drawings, graphs, maps.)