Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's overall aim, as well as the Author Guidelines below. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

TechReg aims to become a leading scholarly journal devoted to Technology and Regulation. It provides fast-tracked double-blind peer-review. Its PDF papers are available for download (Open Access). TechReg does not charge any processing fee from authors, nor charges readers.

TechReg aims to publish pieces of the highest quality and will hence be selective. We do welcome submissions from both established authors and new authors. We have a rigorous but fair review process that considers each manuscript carefully before making a publication decision.

TechReg requires exclusive submission. Please do not submit your article if it is currently under consideration by another journal.

All material to be considered for publication in TechReg should be submitted via the journal's online submission system at Submission by e-mail cannot be accommodated.

All papers submitted to TechReg are subject to anonymous, double-blinded (author and reviewer anonymized) peer review. Papers that are outside the scope of the journal, that do not comply with the guidelines below or are otherwise judged to be unsuitable by the editor will be rejected without peer review. Appropriate papers are sent to an independent referee for evaluation, who does not know the identity of the author. Referees advise on factors such as the originality and merit of the paper; the editors decide on publication.


We aim to have short processing time for papers, typically below two months. Since we use the rolling publication model, published papers will become available on the site after they have been typeset for publication. 

Articles should be around 8000 -15000 words (including footnotes) in length. Articles can be submitted in MS Word, OpenOffice or RTF. For articles longer than 15000 words , please contact the editors prior to submission.

TechReg only accepts original work and will not republish work published elsewhere.

Prior to publication, TechReg will provide the author(s) with a proof of their paper. This is for correcting minor mistakes, not for revision.

All contributions use footnotes for both text outside of the main argument as well as the references (legal citation method), but not a list of references.

Common references to legal sources:

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), OJ 2016 L 119/1.

EU Directive 95/46: Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, OJ 1995 L 281/31.

Papers of the Article 29 Working Party (example): Article 29 Working Party, ‘Opinion 2/2003 on the application of the data protection principles to the WHOIS directories’ (WP 76, 13 June 2003), at 4

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, OJ 2010 C 83/389.

European Convention on Human Rights: European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Sept. 3, 1953, ETS 5, 213 UNTS 221.

Judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU (example): Bodil Lindqvist, Case C-101/01, [2003] ECR I-12971 (ECLI:EU:C:2003:596), at para. 74.

Council of Europe Convention 108: Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data 1981, ETS 108

On submission of your paper, you will need to provide a short abstract of around 120 words as well as some 10 keywords (counting separate words). Do not include your name in the uploaded file (double-blind review, remember).

Author affiliation needs to be provided in the form:


Articles should be preferably submitted in British English.

The headings should be structured as follows (maximum 3 levels):





The journal follows OSCOLA (Oxford Standard Citation for Legal Authorities) (no ibid), which can be downloaded at

Use of a reference manager such as Zotero is advised.


Abbrevation and Style Points

In the text, the following abbreviations


be used:



-et sqq

-et al

Only in footnotes, the following abbreviations must be used:

-(ed.) but (eds)



– Preceding references should be cited as(n 90)

-‘ibid’ should only refer to immediately preceding references.

Style points:

-‘%’ instead of ‘per cent’

-‘$’, ‘€’, ‘£’ instead of ‘Dollar’, ‘Euro’, ‘Pound’etc.

-‘Judgment’ instead of ‘Judgement’

-‘Article’ instead of ‘Art.’, except in footnotes, where ‘art’ should be used.

-quotation marks: ‘xxx’ instead of „xxx“ or “xxx”

or <xxx>.

-dates: ‘15 May 2019’, not ‘May 15th, 2019’ or ‘5/15/2019’ or ‘15.5.2019'


 Submissions must be linguistically correct and the references in the footnotes must be complete and properly (OSCOLA) formatted.

Papers will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY)  • Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND) 

Authors retain the copyright to their articles.