About the Journal

Aims and scope

The Strathmore Law Review is an annual peer-reviewed, student-edited academic law journal published by the Strathmore University Law School in conjunction with the Strathmore University Press. It considers submissions from undergraduate and masters students from any university, and is published at the beginning of the year. 


Peer-review process

Manuscripts can be submitted at any time; nevertheless, articles sent after the deadline placed for submissions of every year will be published in the next year’s volume.

First, the Editorial Board reviews all manuscripts, checking for completion of all the instructions criteria. All manuscripts must comply with our ethical standards (based on COPE standards) and, at the end of the process, authors must sign a Statement of Originality and Authorization for Publication. If some criteria are not met, the author(s) will be duly informed.

After the initial revision, the Editorial Board sends the manuscript to independent-external expert reviwers, who evaluate the papers for academic quality. At least two reviewers will fill the reviewer’s form. Neither the author identity nor the other peer review identity is revealed to any of the peers, to fulfil the requirements of the double-blind peer-review procedure. Once reviewers submit their votes, the Editors choose either to accept with adjustments, to accept fully, or to reject the manuscript.

SLR’s Editorial Board notifies the author of its decision after a maximum period of three months from submission. Once the papers are accepted and corrections made, the articles are then sent to a Copy Editor to adjust it to the style of the journal, although no changes are made to the research’s content.

Neither the submission, the review process, nor the publication generates any cost for the author.


Privacy statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of SLR and will not be available for any other purpose or another party. The user may at any time exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation, and opposition by contacting the following email address: lawreview@strathmore.edu


Publication frequency

The Strathmore Law Review is printed annually around February. Articles are published first online on this website before the printed publication.


Open access policy and filling

The Law Review is available immediately and at no cost to all customers in its digital edition. We think that free access promotes a greater exchange of knowledge around the globe. Nevertheless, the printed edition has a minimum price to cover its costs.

SLR utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a file distributed among participating libraries, allowing these libraries to create permanent archives of the Review for purposes of preservation and restoration. More information...


Indexing and visibility

Strathmore Law Review can be found on the following index, catalog, or portal:

 Exchanges and subscriptions

The SLR is open to exchange its periodic publications with any national or international institution. In order to obtain detailed exchange information, please write to us at the email lawreview@strathmore.edu