Editing Process

The Dundee Student Law Review operate a three stage process for reviewing submissions we receive. All submissions are anonymised throughout the editing process.

  • 1st Tier Review
    • First, submissions are checked for grammar and spelling errors, which are either highlighted or amended depending on the error. Additionally our first-tier editors check the general coherence of the submission’s argument.
  • 2nd Tier Review
    • Our second-tier reviewers focus on the content of the submissions. This is to ensure that the information¬†is up to date and accurate. Additionally, our editors focus on the analysis and discussions in the paper to ensure the submission is a useful contribution to the scholarship in the area the essay concerns.
  • Anonymous Peer Review
    • The DSLR have a peer-review system which is provided largely by University of Dundee staff. These peer reviewers provide expert comments on a paper to ensure the paper is of the highest standard. If successful at this stage, the final changes to each paper are made before publication.

[For some pieces, the Editorial Board are happy to assist with the post-peer review process to ensure that papers are ready for publication]

If you have any questions about our editing process, feel free to contact us at law-studentreview@dundee.ac.uk or message our Facebook page.