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I. General Rules

 Article 1
(Presentation)

Market and Competition Law Review (M&CLR) is an academic legal journal in English with a double-blind peer-review process published twice a year by Universidade Católica Editora.

Article 2
(Object)

Market and Competition Law Review focuses on current developments in the field of internal market and competition law.

Article 3
(Objectives)

Market and Competition Law Review aims to promote critical and legal analysis of current internal market and competition issues, improving the understanding and enforcement of the law in those fields.

Article 4
(Target audience)

Market and Competition Law Review is meant to be a forum of excellence with the goal of promoting scientific debate, gathering therefore high-profile academics, lawyers, judges and civil servants, consultants and regulatory bodies specialized in European Union Law and Competition Law.

Article 5
(Periodicity)

Market and Competition Law Review is published twice a year, namely in April and in October.

Article 6
(Publication)

Market and Competition Law Review is published both in printed and in electronic form.

Article 7
(Code of Conduct and Publication's Ethics)

All of the members of the Editorial Board and of the Scientific Board, reviewers, authors and editorial staff are bind by the Code of Conduct and Publication's Ethics available on the Market and Competition Law Review website.

 

 

II. Editorial Rules

Article 8

(Structure of the Review)

Each issue of Market and Competition Law Review has between eight and ten contributions and contains the following structure:

 

a) Editorial;

b) Articles;

c) Legislation Reviews;

d) Case Comments; and

e) Book Reviews.

 

Article 9
(Submission of contributions)

1. Authors can submit the following types of contributions:

 

a) Original Articles;

b) Legislation Reviews;

c) Case Law Comments; and

d) Book Reviews.

2. Authors must ensure that the submission is original and has not been previously published or submitted to other journals for consideration, whether printed or electronic, nor to any editorial body.

3. Authors should submit first the abstract of their contribution, upon which the Editorial Board will decide of its inclusion on the publication.

4. Following the notification of the abstract admission, authors should submit the full draft, to be subjected to a double-blind peer-review process.

5. All submissions should meet the criteria of the Chicago citation style.

6. The submission of Abstracts and/or Articles do not guarantee the publication in Market and Competition Law Review.

 

Article 10
(Deadlines for the Authors)
 

All submissions must observe the following deadlines:

1. For April's Issues:

a) Abstract submissions must be completed by 15 October.

b) Abstract admissions will be notified to the authors by 15 November.

c) Authors should submit the full draft by 30 December.

d) The peer-review process should be completed by 15 February.

e) After the peer-review process, authors will be notified until 28 Februrary.

f) Authors should review their contributions by 15 March.

 

2. For October's Issues:

a) Abstract submissions must be completed by 15 April.

b) Abstract admissions will be notified to the authors by 15 May.

c) Authors should submit the full draft by 30 June.

d) The peer-review process should be completed by 15 August.

e) After the peer-review process, authors will be notified until 01 September.

f) Authors should review their contributions by 15 September.

 

 

Article 11
(Publication rules)

Contributions must follow the rules and guidelines laid down in the Publication Rules of the Market and Competition Law Review.

 

Article 12
(Peer-review process)

1. The original articles submitted for publication are subject to an independent and anonymous peer-review process, in accordance with the review process of the Market and Competition Law Review.

2. Contributions such as Legislation Reviews; Case Law Comments; and Book Reviews are not subject to the double-blind peer-review process.

 

III. Board

 

Article 13
(Board)

1. The Market and Competition Law Review has an Editorial Board, a Scientific Board, a Copy Editor and an Editorial Assistant.

2. The Editorial Board is constituted by the General Editor and the Editors.

3. The Editorial Board may confer with the Scientific Board as part of the decision-making process.

 

IV. Final Rules

 

Article 1
(Omissions)

All omissions and questions will ultimately be decided by the Editorial Board.