Author Guidelines

OROMIA LAW JOURNAL (OLJ), hosted by Oromia Justice Sector Professionals Training and Legal Research Institute, is a Journal published at least once annually. Accordingly, our first publication has already been issued and currently we are collecting contributions for the second publication. So much so that we hereby kindly invite any interested professional to submit us her/his writings under the following submission guidelines.

I.                  Scope

Submissions should be articles (not published elsewhere) related to legal, economic, political and social issues arising in relation to Oromia, Ethiopian, and other related International Laws. Contributions could also be other works such as essays, comments on legislation, book reviews, court cases (with or without comments). However, Contributions dealing with practical problems of judicial and prosecution offices of our region are most well come.

II.               Criteria
  1. Contributions may be submitted in Afaan Oromo, English or Amharic
  2. Submissions shall be computer typed, 1.5 space, in 12 font, Times New Roman: foot notes in 10 font, 1.0 space, Times New Roman (for Afaan Oromo & English). These considerations also work for Amharic submissions except that the font size for foot note is 9.
  3. The length of a contribution shall not exceed 30 pages for articles and essays. Other contributions like book reviews, case comments, etc shall range from five to ten pages.
  4. The contribution should be organized into title page, introduction, body and conclusion.
  5. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively with superscript Arabic numerals in the text.
  6. Detail citation rules to be followed is available on the  Institute’s web,
III.            Financial Incentive

The Institute pays 4000.00-6000.00 Ethiopian birr for selected article depending upon its quality and number of pages.  For other contributions (case comments, book reviews, and legislation comments) the Institute pays 1000.00 Ethiopian birr.

IV.              Deadline for Submission

The deadline for submission of contributions for the second issuance is February 30, 2004 E.C.  Contributions submitted after this date will be considered for the next issue of the Journal.        

V.               To Whom It Is Submitted

A contribution may be submitted to the Supervisory Board (, or Editorial Committee ( in soft copy and/or hard copy. Submissions in hard copy should not reveal the identity of the author in anyway.

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