Editorial Guidelines

If you have a substantive question or would like to submit a proposal for a blog post, please contact our editors.

While we accept already written blog posts, to avoid any conflicts, we would urge you to contact our editors before you start writing.

For blog posts, please take note of the following:

  1. We welcome posts from competition law professionals which address current issues in international competition law. We no longer accept posts from students. We particularly welcome editorial commentary and candid views. We discourage posts that merely summarise cases or discuss basic aspects of international competition law; while many of our entries focus on specific cases, we prefer that these posts include critical analysis or explore particular themes of wider resonance. We are particularly keen to create a “dialogue” between posts so please do cross-refer to and comment on other posts.
  2. Please include a short title (Please Capitalize Posts As You See Here). A title that asks a question can generate more interest.
  3. Blog posts must be between 500 to 1,500 words.
  4. Please insert spaces between paragraphs.
  5. The authors must include, as a hyperlink in the body of the text or as footnotes, appropriate references to the sources used in the post.
  6. Avoid using ALL CAPS in the title or in the text.
  7. Your content must be original. If in your post, you refer to the work of another author, you must acknowledge that author as the source of such work.
  8. The Kluwer Competition Law Blog values the originality of pieces above anything. Contributors must make known to Kluwer Competition Law Blog any submissions of the draft post with other publishers, at any time during the review process. Kluwer Competition Law Blog reserves the right to cease collaboration with respective contributors if they fail to do so.
  9. The authors must confirm that they have obtained any and all required authorisations to publish the post, including any internal approvals if affiliation is with a law firm or other entity.
  10. In keeping with the informal style of the blog, we ask that you do not use footnotes or endnotes. However, if you determine that footnotes would be appropriate, please follow the instructions below. (The numbering of footnotes is automatic, so no need to do so in the text of the footnote.)