Style guide for “Commentaries” in Global Health and Global Governance
In order to make it possible for multimedia display as well as easy visit and pinpointing citation by readers, please follow these simple guidelines:
1. Use Times New Roman, regular, 12 point font, with italics for titles of books and journals.
2. Manually (do not use automatic functions) paragraph number consecutively the entire commentary.
3. Try to avoid citations unless necessary. When citations are necessary, avoid using footnotes, but put citations within parentheses in the text itself:
· Example 1: The International Court of Justice very early on championed the use of equitable principles in maritime delimitation (see North Sea Continental Shelf (FR Germany/Netherlands), ICJ Reports 1969, 3).
· Example 2: The International Court of Justice championed the use of equitable principles in maritime delimitation in North Sea Continental Shelf (FR Germany/Netherlands) (ICJ Reports 1969, 3).
· Example 3: Some scholars disagree with the ICJ (e.g., Prosper Weil, Reflections on Maritime Delimitation (1998), 92).
· Example 4: Article 5 of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) provides that A is B.
· Example 5: Recently there has been a re-think of the Swedish approach to herd immunity (see Niclas Rolander, Sweden’s PM Is Rebuked as Covid Deaths Ignite Political Anger, 2020.06.08, Bloomberg, https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/swedens-pm-is-rebuked-as-covid-deaths-ignite-political-anger/ar-BB15aupU?ocid=spartanntp).
4. When repeating citations, use a short form this way:
· Example 1: The ICJ’s reasoning in North Sea Continental Shelf shows a trilogy in the relationship between treaties and custom (ICJ Reports 1969, 3, para.6).
· Example 2: This critique of the ICJ (Weil, para.10 above, 99) seems to be more consonant with State practice than the Court’s judgment itself.
· Example 3: The obligation to cooperate is clear (IHR 2005, art.999).
5. Time is of importance. Idicate time as appropriate. When a date is considered importatnt, indicate it in the simple and computer-friendly fashion: YYYY.MM.DD, e.g., 2020.01.01.
6. At the end of each Commentary is “Notes about the author” with about 200 words, intended to be a short bio of the author.