Lex Sportiva needs you! We are always on the look out for enthusiastic contributors to join the rapidly growing Lex Sportiva team. Articles can cover any area of Sports law, but must:
- Explain the legal background clearly and succinctly, and
- Offer analysis of the legal issues being discussed.
If you wish to submit an article for consideration, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure it adheres to our guidelines below:
Submission Guidelines & Process
Length of the Posts: We are flexible with the length of the articles that we publish. Generally, articles should be in the range of 1,000 – 1,500 words. Longer articles can be published in parts.
Content: Articles that focus on a particular news story can be tempting, but there’s also merit in writing a piece with longevity, so please do not feel you have to focus on news-chasing. Check out our list of topics to get a flavour of what we have already covered.
Structure and Style: We encourage our contributors to write well-organised articles using headings, quotes and hyperlinks. Articles should be coherent and easy to understand even for someone unfamiliar with the topic. Please avoid excessive use of legal jargon. Spelling should follow British English.
References: We expect our contributors to cite other writers, articles, or books where appropriate. A list of references should also be provided at the bottom of the article.
Plagiarism: By submitting an article to Lex Sportiva, a contributor guarantees that the article is a product of their own work. Any content found to be plagiarised or with insufficient references will be either rejected or removed.
Excerpt: Prospective articles should be accompanied by a short excerpt of around 80-100 words detailing the core issue(s).
Bio & Photo: When submitting your first article to Lex Sportiva, please accompany it with a short bio about yourself which can be published along with your article. You should also attach a photograph of yourself against a white background.
Images: Images are a matter for the Lex Sportiva team, but should you feel strongly that a certain image would be illustrative or helpful then please ensure it is labelled for ‘non-commercial reuse and modification’ on search engines and send this in with your submission.
Timing: Submissions may be sent to us at any time of the year.
Response Time: To discuss the topics, issues or themes you would like to write about then please contact us. Our response time varies from a couple of hours to a couple of days. We will try to get back to you about whether Lex Sportiva will be accepting your submission as soon as possible. Articles will be published in the order they are received and so waiting times for publication may vary.
Before Publication: Before we share your article we will always send you a copy of the edited version so that you can check your submission and are happy with its contents.
After Publication: Once your article has been published it will be shared on our various social media channels tagging you. We suggest that you share it too so that it reaches the greatest audience possible.
We look forward to receiving your article and welcoming you to the Lex Sportiva team!