The International Review of Penal Law is the medium of the International
Association of Penal Law. It is meant to be a scientific forum of reference
contributing to the development of ideas, knowledge and practices in the field of
penal sciences. Combining the international and comparative perspectives, the
Review covers general theory and penal philosophy, general penal law, special
penal law, criminal procedure and international penal law.
The Review is intended for academics, scientists and members of legal
professions (judges, lawyers, government officials). It publishes articles on
fundamental issues, chronicles and various informations. It also publishes the
reports of conferences and symposia organized by the I.A.P.L. or the International
Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences of Siracusa.
The Review comprises, in principle, two (double) issues, published in June (n°s 1-2) and December (n°s 3-4) of each year. Since 1999 the Review is also published
on the web site of the International Association of Penal Law :
http :// www. penal. org
2. Instructions to Authors
The Review welcomes original articles in English, French or Spahish together
with a brief summary (700 characters maximum) of its content. Authors will
specify their titles, occupations and institutional affiliations; they will also indicate
their professional address. The manuscripts of the submitted papers are to be
sent in electronic support. The text will typed double space and will not exceed 25
pages, bibliographical references included, i.e. 50.000 characters. Submitted
articles shall not have been previously published in other periodicals or collective
works and shall not be submitted to other periodicals simultaneously.
All articles sent to the Review are submitted, in view of their publication, to the
Articles and reports can comprise either bibliographical footnotes or in-text
references to a bibliography. According to the style, references will be presented
in the following manner.
Bibliographical footnotes are announced in the body of the text using arabic
numbers put in superscript following a continuous numbering. They are
placed at the bottom of each page preceded by the corresponding number.
In the case where a reference already cited is repeated, it shall mention op.
cit., followed by the number corresponding to the note where it has been
cited the first time. Whenever a footnote comprises a complete reference to
a work or article, it must necessarily be presented in the following manner :
a) for a book : initial of the first name in uppercase character; last name of
the author in uppercase characters; title of the work in lowercase italic (or
underlined) characters; place of publication; name of publisher; year of
publication (if it happens to be a photocopied document, the title will not be
underlined); b) for an article taken from a periodical : initial of the first name
in uppercase character; last name of the author in uppercase characters;
title of the article in lowercase roman characters (or not underlined); title of
the periodical eventually abbreviated according to the international index;
year of publication, part or volume number; issue number; pagination; c) for
a contribution to a collective work : the same presentation as in the
preceding case applies, except that the mention for the work cited is
preceded by in.; d) for a collective work : the same presentation as for a
book applies except that the name of the author is followed by (ed.).
In-text references to a bibliography are announced between brackets in the
body of the text (or in the notes, if it is an internal reference to a note) in the
following manner : the name of the author in lowercase characters; year of
publication of the cited text; pagination if required. Ex. : (Beccaria, 1764, p. 25). Whenever the style of in-text references to a bibliography is used, the
bibliography is included at the end of the text following the alphabetical
order of the author and, in case where many references from one author are
used, following the chronological order of publication. Do not number those
references. Those are to be presented in the manner explained for the
bibliographical footnotes above (cf. supra), except that the initial of the first
name must follow the author's name and must be preceded by a comma.
When an article is presented, the first and last page will be indicated (ex. :
Regarding references to legislations and jurisprudence, authors shall use the
international reference method.
All correspondence regarding the editing of the Review must be addressed to the
Secretariat of the International Review of Penal Law, P.O. Box 1146,64013 PAU
Cedex (France). Via e-mail : rridp-pau@ infonie. fr
4. The opinions expressed in the Review are the sole responsibility of their
authors and they do not engage the responsibility of the Editor of the Review or of
its Editorial Board.