Many of you have asked us about publication opportunities arising from the conference. The organisers are very keen to facilitate publication of papers presented at the conference. Indeed, we see this as an essential component of the conference itself. To this end, the organisers have been talking to a variety of international publishers with the aim of publishing four edited volumes. The themes of the four proposals are:
- Affirming Legal Ethics
- Re-Imagining Legal Ethics
- The Legal Ethics Project in Legal Education
- Legal Ethics in Australia
In addition the stream organisers of the Large Law Firms stream are keen to explore a dedicated special issue of Legal Ethics that publishes paper from that streams. Please contact Suzanne Le Mire (email@example.com) or Christine Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
We are at the stage of negotiating proposals with publishers. To this end, we would like to include participants??? abstracts as a guide to publishers of the authors and content that we hope to include in various volumes. This will follow the accepted practices of framing of a book proposal around a conference. Please indicate, by 12 May 2008 if you do not wish your abstract to be included at this time. We are aware that some papers have been published or are under consideration elsewhere and we will not include these in the proposals at this stage.
We also ask you to note that we have been approached by several journals to present papers from the conference in special editions of the journal. These opportunities will be taken up. However, at this point, we have not yet finalised the ???mix??? of edited books and special editions of journals for publishing papers from the conference.
This brings us to the timeline and details.
- 6 June 2008 ??? [OPTIONAL] deadline for draft papers to be read by organising committee and the provision of feedback. This is an optional deadline for participants who wish to avail themselves of the opportunity for feedback prior to presenting. Also, for participants who require a blind refereed paper as a condition of being funded to attend the conference, please submit the paper at this time and indicate whether you need for a blind review. We emphasise that it is not a requirement that a completed paper be submitted before the conference; merely that if you wish to do so we would need to have the paper by 6 June.
- 6 October 2008 deadline for draft manuscripts for consideration in the edited volumes.
- Length: 5,000 - 10,000.
- Style: Griffith Law Review ??? As we are not certain as to the specific style(s) of the publishers we have chosen the Griffith Law Review as a general style that generates a bibliography and does not use ???above??? or ???ibid???. Download a copy of the Griffith Law Review Style Guide here.
- 3 November 2008: Deadline for organiser to inform participants of inclusion in volume and details that are available at this stage.
- November onwards - organisers work with contributors and publishers on reviewing and revising manuscripts.
- 14 February 2009: Internal deadline for organiser to secure publication agreements. As many of you will be aware the vagrancies of the international publishing market might mean that notwithstanding our best efforts or the obvious quality of manuscripts and fundamental interest and importance of the topics we might be unable to secure publishers. We believe that it is not appropriate that we place manuscripts on hold past this date.