Asian Competition Forum
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Journal Information

Journal Information

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Introduction to the Asian Competition Law Review (ACLR)

The ACLR is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to competition and related laws and regulations in Asia. The journal includes within its scope international legal developments from comparative legal perspectives. The journal also takes into consideration the economic, public policy, and compliance dimensions in the debate on the subject matter.

A distinguishing feature of this publication from other competition law journals is that it encourages contributors to draw from Asia’s historical, political, economic, and social settings to offer insights as to how competition law, policy and related issues develop in this region. It is also the world’s first bilingual (English and Chinese) peered reviewed journal on competition law.

Drawing on the insights and experience of General Editors Professor Mark Williams, University of Melbourne Law School, Professor Deborah Healey, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law, Professor Liyang Hou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University KoGuan Law School, and Dr. Angus Young, Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business. The journal also benefits from the expertise of International Advisory Board members and the Asian Competition Forum consisting of regulators, judges, policy makers, legal practitioners, compliance professionals, and academics from legal and other disciplines.

The journal is likely to become an essential source of reference to members of the judiciary, competition regulators, specialist lawyers, compliance professionals, academics and students.

Invitation to Contributors

The ACLR is a peer-refereed journal for which the General Editors welcome submissions of full length articles of 5,000 words maximum for articles in English or 10,000 words maximum for articles in Chinese (both excluding footnotes). Submissions should be accompanied by a 100-word (in English) or 200-word (in Chinese) abstract.

 Information for contributors

 1.       The submission should be an original, unpublished, work not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2.       ACLR expects to provide contributors with an initial response within 6 to 10 working days of the submission. If the submission proceeds to the next stage, contributor(s) should be able to receive comments from the editor(s) and reviewer(s) in about 4 to 6 weeks’ time.

3.       Authors should state their present academic or professional affiliation and indicate any professional or personal involvement in the subject matter of the article in the covering email sent with the submission to ACLR.

4.       Please ensure the word document of your article is anonymous for peer review purposes before you upload it. Please do not upload a separate title page or CV.

5.       All correspondence and contributions should be emailed, with attached documents in Word (in English or Chinese) to for e-submission purposes and communication with the General Editors.

Style Guide

1.       All articles should be submitted in 12-point font, single-spaced MS Word document with margins of at least 2.5 cm. 

2.       The first page should include the title of the article, and a short abstract (100 words for articles in English or 200 words for article in Chinese) but do not include your name or institution.

3.       New paragraphs should be indented, except for the first paragraph in a section. All sentences should be separated by a single space.

4.       Headings.  Please adopt the following heading levels: 


A. Second-levels subheading

1. Third-level subheading

a) Fourth-level subheading 

9.    All abbreviations should be spelled out when first used with the abbreviation following in brackets, for example Asian Development Bank (ADB).

10.   Dates should be written in the form ‘day month year’ (2 November 2016).

  1. Words that have become part of the English language should not be italicized (ad hoc, ibid, de facto, ex officio, per se, etc). 
  2. Phrases in other languages should be italicized.
  3. All footnotes should not be excessively long and end with a full stop.
  4. Titles ‘Professor’ should always be spelt in full, not abbreviated to ‘Prof’.
  5. Footnote cues should appear after the punctuation mark,
  6. Further information on citation and more style guidance can be found in the Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong guide for authors. See
  7. Submission for the Chinese section should be written in simplified Chinese characters.


8 September 2017