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Call for Papers

Article Guidelines

From Submission to Publication

Open Access Philosophy


 Call for Papers

a) General Call for Papers with further Information

The General Call for Papers focuses on topics of international law including related fields such as international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international economic law.

A submission’s eligibility is not contingent upon its specific legal methodology, meaning that e.g. historical or economic approaches are welcome.

Submissions are classified as

  • a general article consisting of about 15.000 words
  • an article on current developments consisting of about 6,000 to 15,000 words
  • a report or commentary (e.g. on judgments or recent case-law).

In order to offer a wide range of differing points of views concerning controversial questions of international law, GoJIL’s regular issues usually contain several articles focusing on that particular topic.

The annual Special Issue is dedicated to specific contemporary topics of international law, which is an attempt to encourage an even deeper analytical academic discussion.

With respect to young academics, GoJIL rewards the winner of its annual Student Essay Competition with publishing the prevailing submission.


  b) Topic-related Call for Papers

We have just released the Call of Papers on the "Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict". Please click here to view the announcement.

 Article Guidelines 

GoJIL’s high standard of publishing entails the requirement of formal consistency of all articles. Therefore, the following article guidelines have been devised. In order to facilitate the publication process, these guidelines shall be observed to the greatest extend possible.


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 From Submission to Publication


submission process




Unpublished works may be submitted via the Journal’s online system at all times. A registration is not required. The Editors will confirm the receipt within 24 hours. In case problems occur during the course of submission, please contact the Editors (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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Following the submission, first the articles undergo a short review by one of our managing editors before being subject to a double-blind-peer-review. These reviews are the basis for determining whether the article will be published. Subsequently, the Editorial Board may take the liberty to ask the author to revise and resubmit the article. It usually takes the Editorial Board around three to nine weeks, from first receiving the submission to approving or rejecting it.



GoJIL invites authors to observe the journal’s Editing Guidelines beforehand. The editing process as such comprises a language proofreading conducted by our native speakers trained in law and an ensuing intensive check with regards to content and the required form. Submitting authors will be updated regularly throughout the process to ensure that respective amendments are made consensually.



All in all, it takes GoJIL about three to six months from first receiving the submission to publishing the article.


 Open Access Philosophy

GoJIL subscribes to an open access philosophy. We firmly believe that unrestricted access to circulating knowledge is the prerequisite for prospering scholarship. Accordingly, the entirety of articles published in GoJIL is freely available online as well as or download. You may copy, distribute and transmit the work under the following conditions: 

creative commons license

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License.

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