Kenya Law Review Style Guide and Citation Manual

(Updated May 2018)


A Note about This Guide

The Kenya Law Review Journal Style and Citation Manual was composed to address two principal aims:

1) To bring the Kenya Law Review Journal into conformity with other law reviews and follow the established guidelines of the discipline.

2) To establish uniformity between the articles within individual issues of the Kenya Law Review Journal and to create a style precedent for future editions.

This style manual is the definitive authority for the Kenya Law Review Journal. If there are inconsistencies, or if you have questions during the editing process, please contact the Editor.


Submission Requirements

In all cases both the text and the footnotes/endnotes must be double spaced, with margins on both sides. A statement of the number of words should be included.

Articles should not normally exceed 12,000 words (excluding footnotes), Case Comments should not normally exceed 5,000 words (excluding footnotes) and Legislation and Reports comments should not normally exceed 10,000 words (excluding footnotes). In all cases footnotes should be used only to make necessary citations rather than to provide additional text. All submissions should be accompanied by a statement that the material is not under consideration elsewhere, and that it has not been published or is not pending publication elsewhere.

The author's name should appear under the title, and should be asterisked, with the author's designation just above the notes.

The selection committee, composed of the editorial board of the Journal, will review and consider all submissions for publication and the contributors will be given notification of the acceptance of their works for publication in the Journal.

Each submission should be written in English and submitted both in signed paper copy and in soft copy as an editable word - processed computer file. They should conform to academic citation standards, be no longer than 12,000 words, and include an abstract of up to 350 words.


The submissions should include:

i. The author’s full names and contacts;

ii. A declaration of originality;

iii. A statement of whether the work has been previously published or tendered for publication in any other publication and where this is the case, the name of the publisher and the date of publication;

iv. A statement that the author consents to the publication of the work by the National Council for Law Reporting.


All submissions and enquiries should be addressed to:

The Editor
National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya Law),
ACK Garden Annex, 5th Floor,1st Ngong Avenue, Ngong Road
P.O. Box 10443-00100 Nairobi.
Tel: +254 (0)20 271 2767, 2719231



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