Author Guidelines

I. Originality and Copyrights

Please note that simultaneous submissions are not acceptable. Submission of a manuscript is interpreted as a statement of certification that no part of the manuscript is copyrighted by any other publication nor is it under review by any other formal publication. Please see the following important points regarding copyright:

1. Originality of manuscripts

Only ORIGINAL and PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED manuscripts will be accepted for publication. Upon acceptance of your manuscript, you will be required to sign a warranty that your manuscript is original and has not been submitted for publication or published elsewhere. All copyrights, including translation of the published material into other languages, are reserved by the publisher, LESIJ. Upon transfer of the copyright to the publisher, no part of the manuscript may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher.

2. Revised manuscripts

LESIJ will not publish a manuscript that is a “revised” version of a manuscript that you published elsewhere. While your manuscript may certainly be based on the same data and research as another manuscript published by you, the manuscript you submit to LESIJ must be a completely new and original work—in other words, it must NOT have the same wording or formatting as another manuscript previously published by you.

3. Acquiring permission for copyrighted images

It is YOUR responsibility to obtain written permission to include any copyrighted images (whether they be screenshots [e.g., a screenshot of a page from a company’s Web site, a screenshot of a scene from a video game, etc.], figures, tables, graphics, etc.) in your manuscript. The copyright holder MUST agree to and sign LESIJ’s permission form before LESIJ will agree to include the image in your manuscript. To obtain a copy of this permission form, please contact the journal Editor of LESIJ (
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since acquiring permission may take a significant amount of time, it is very important that you begin the process as soon as possible.

4. Permission fees

Subsequent to the previous point, if the copyright holder of an image is requiring a one-time permission fee, LESIJ will agree to publish the figure, provided that the author pays the fee. However, LESIJ will NOT agree to publish any copyrighted image for which a permission fee is required for each subsequent publication of the image.

5. Trademark use

All trademark use within your manuscript MUST be credited to its owner, or written permission to use the name must be granted.


All papers submitted for publication must be written in English, clearly, concise, without any ambiguities. They must have minimum 3,000 and maximum 12,000 words and comply exactly with the instructions below.
Authors shall provide the Editorial team with a word document, format A4, portrait orientation, with text margins right, below, top and left – 2.5 cm. The text will be written in single line spacing, justified alignment, following the below structure:

1. TITLE OF THE PAPER (centered, Times New Roman, caps, bold, 12, one column).

2. THE FIRST NAME AND THE SURNAME OF THE AUTHOR (centered, Times New Roman, bold, 10, one column, first name normal, the surname in caps) (the author’s affiliation and his/her e-mail address will be added as an asterisk indicator footnote).

3. ABSTRACT (Times New Roman, bold, italics, 10, one column, at two lines after the author’s name). No more than 200-300 words. The abstract must clearly specify the purpose and the objectives pursued by the author within his/her study.

4. KEYWORDS (Times New Roman, bold, italics, 10, one column). Five key words, defining the subject approached in the paper.

5. INTRODUCTION (Times New Roman, bold, 10, two columns). The introduction shall have minimum half a page. The text must provide answers to the following questions:
(1) What matter does the paper cover?
(2) Why is the studied matter important?
(3) How does the author intend to answer to this matter?
(4) What is the relation between the paper and the already existent specialized literature?

This introductory section shall be written clearly, and any confusion in communicating the four answers might result in paper rejection (Times New Roman, 10, justify, two columns).

6. PAPER CONTENT (headline depending on the specific of the approached subject) (Times New Roman, bold, 10). In this section the author must present and argue his/her research outcomes. The author is free to choose the structure of his/her paper content depending on the specific of the approached subject (Times New Roman, 10, two columns).

7. CONCLUSIONS (Times New Roman, bold, 10).
The conclusions section shall cover the following elements:
(1) Summarize the main outcomes.
(2) Present the expected impact of the research outcomes.
(3) Include suggestions for further research work (Times New Roman, 10, two columns).

8. FOOTNOTES (Times New Roman, 9).
In the paper, the references are mandatory and there are accepted only continuous footnotes, no endnotes being permitted. All the books, papers and case-law cited will be indicated only in the footnotes. In case of cited materials (books, articles, studies), authors must mention the full name of the author or authors of the bibliographic materials cited (name and surname), followed by the title of the material, journal’s title, publishing house, city, year of publication/issue of the journal, page number. The publishing houses, as well as the books and journals shall be completely written, not abbreviated. The titles of the books and articles are collected in italics in the language in which they were published. The names of the journals will be gathered between quotes. If the author uses articles, reports, official documents which are available online, quoting them will be done according to the above rules, with the indication that “this document is available online at …” and the date of the last access. For case-law, it shall be mentioned the name of the decision, the number and date of the issue, the issuer (court), the place of publication (Official Journal, Judicial Practice Collection / Bulletin, etc.).
For example:
• Nicolae Popa, Teoria generală a dreptului, ediţia a V-a, C.H. Beck Publishing House, Bucharest, 2014, p. 17;
• Augustin Fuerea, The ECJ Case-Law on the Annulment Action: Grounds, Effects and Illegality Plea, published in “LESIJ – Lex ET Scientia International Journal”, no. XXIV, vol. 1/2017, “Nicolae Titulescu” University Publishing House, p. 61 and following; this document is available online at (last access: 06.02.2018);
• Decision no. 1087 dated 17.11.2017, issued by the Criminal Chamber of the High Court of Cassation and Justice, this document is available online at (last access: 01.03.2018).
For additional information, the authors shall visit the Chicago Manual of Style (

9. REFERENCES (Times New Roman, bold, 10, italic, one column). Each paper shall contain in its end a bibliography list, in alphabetical order, with numbered bullets, written in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, with the titles in the language in which they have been published (Times New Roman, 9, one column).

Papers which don’t comply with the formatting conditions described above can be returned to the authors and can be taken into consideration for final reviewing when they fulfil the mentioned standards.

After sending your paper to our Journal, an acknowledgment e-mail regarding the receipt of your manuscript will be promptly sent. The review process will take approximately 6-8 weeks, and the corresponding author will be notified concerning the possibility of publication of the manuscript as soon as the review process is completed. All correspondence will be directed to the first author of multi-authored manuscripts. It is the responsibility of the first author to communicate with the other author(s).

III. Editorial Issues:

Please submit your manuscript for possible publication via e-mail as a file attachment in Microsoft® Word to the Editor. The main body of the e-mail message should contain the title of the paper and the names and addresses of all authors. Manuscripts must be sent in English.

IV. Review Process

To ensure the high quality of published material, this journal utilizes a group of experts to review submitted manuscripts. Upon receipt of a manuscript, one specialist is selected from the Editorial Review Board of the journal. The selection is based upon the particular area of expertise of the reviewer matched to the subject matter of the submission. Please note that return of a manuscript to the author(s) for revision does not guarantee acceptance of the manuscript for publication. The final decision will be based upon the comments of the reviewers upon their second review of the revised manuscript.

V. Correspondence

An acknowledgment e-mail regarding the receipt of your manuscript will be promptly sent. The review process will take approximately 6-8 weeks, and the corresponding author will be notified concerning the possibility of publication of the manuscript as soon as the review process is completed. All correspondence will be directed to the first author of multi-authored manuscripts. It is the responsibility of the first author to communicate with the other author(s).
If your manuscript is accepted for publication, it will be submitted to the publisher where it will be typeset.

VI. Book Review

LESIJ invites prospective book reviewers to submit their review of either textbooks or professional books for possible inclusion in the journal. Reviewers should focus on the following guidelines when developing the book review. Book reviews must not exceed 1,500 words. Reviews should summarize the book and indicate the highlights, strengths, and weaknesses of the book. Reviews should evaluate the organizational and managerial applications of the material discussed in the book relevant to the areas of the law. Reviews should critique and constructively evaluate the authors’ work and not merely list the chapters’ contents. The writing style, accuracy, relevance, and the need for such a work in the discipline should be analyzed. Reviews must include the title of the book, author, publishing company, publication date, number of pages, cost (if listed), and ISBN number.

VII. Case Studies

LESIJ also encourages the submission of case studies based on actual cases related to different issues and aspects of areas of the law. Case studies must provide adequate information regarding the organization upon which the case is based, discussion of the issues involved, coverage of any experiments or trials of techniques or managerial approaches, and finally, discussion of any lessons learned or conclusions drawn from this study. Each case study should assure the anonymity of any companies, organizations, etc., discussed in the respective case study unless (1) written permission is provided by the company, organization, etc., to the publisher, or (2) the information presented in your case study is public information. In the case of (1) above, you must provide the publisher with the permission granted in hard copy format.

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