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Submissions – Volume 13.1

The Journal of International Law and International Relations (JILIR) is now accepting submissions (research articles, case comments, and book reviews) from scholars of International Law and/or International Relations for Volume 13.1, which will be compiled in mid 2016.

We invite prospective authors to contact us with any questions about the suitability of a particular topic or manuscript. Submissions are open as of November 15, 2015, and must be received by January 15, 2016 to be considered for publication.

Instructions for Authors

Please send all submissions to, as email attachments in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format, with the author's name removed from the document for the purposes of anonymous review.

In the body of the email, please include full contact information, including:

  1. Author's Full Name/Authors' Full Names
  2. Institutional Affiliation(s)
  3. Mailing Address(es)
  4. Telephone Number(s)
  5. Email Address(es)

While we encourage and publish submissions from scholars based all over the world, all submissions must be in the English language.

Please consult the JILIR Style Guide before submitting any work for publication, as it contains important information for authors and details our stylistic requirements. These are outlined in brief below.

Length Limitations

The JILIR strongly prefers articles under 25,000 words in length (the equivalent of 50 journal pages) including text and footnotes. We will not publish articles exceeding 30,000 words (the equivalent of 60 journal pages) except in extraordinary circumstances. Book reviews should be between 750 and 1,500 words.

Citation Style

We request that submissions contain footnotes in accordance with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th edition (Toronto: Carswell, 2014) (the “McGill Guide”). Authors are also referred to the Oxford Canadian Dictionary or to the Oxford English Dictionary for spelling, and to Strunk's Elements of Style for stylistic concerns. For more information, please consult the JILIR Style Guide.

Expedited Review

The JILIR prides itself on thorough internal and peer review of its submissions. Therefore, as a general policy, the JILIR does not expedite articles. Any requests for expedited review will not be considered.

Review Process

The JILIR is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that seeks to develop interdisciplinary discourse at the nexus of these two dynamic disciplines. Submissions from academics, practitioners, and students are welcome. Please note, however, that the focus of the JILIR is on issues at the intersection of these two disciplines: submissions that would be accepted in a law review or international relations journal may not be accepted for publication if they do not engage sufficiently with both disciplines.

All articles and other submissions are carefully considered and anonymously reviewed by academics, graduate students, and professional students in the relevant fields. The various stages of review include consideration by Associate Editors, deliberation and a vote by members of our Senior Board, a citations check process, and external peer review. Editorial and publication decisions at the Journal are conditional upon peer reviews and affirmation by the Senior Board. We notify authors of our decisions by email.