Call for Submissions: CJICL Vol. 3(4)

The Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) is an open access, double-blind peer reviewed journal run by members of the PhD and wider postgraduate community of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law. The Editorial Board is pleased to invite submissions for its third volume.

General call for submissions – comparative and international law

The Board welcomes long articles, short articles, case notes and book reviews that engage with themes of public and private international and comparative law, as well as EU and transnational law. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by our Editorial Board. In addition, all long articles are sent to our Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international and comparative law scholars and practitioners. A full list of reviewers is available on our website.

Submissions received by 1 June 2014 will be considered for publication in volume 3, issue 4, to come out in fall 2014. Manuscripts must be submitted via the ‘Submissions’ tab on our website, where further information may be found.

Specific call for submissions – symposium on ‘Transitional Constitutionalism’ 

We are also seeking expressions of interest and submissions for a symposium on ‘Transitional Constitutionalism’ focussing on the role of constitutions in processes of political and legal change, especially in post-conflict and post-revolutionary societies (e.g. Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Ukraine). We invite submissions on specific jurisdictions, comparisons between jurisdictions, historical comparisons with contemporary events, and submissions on foundational theories of constitutionalism. Examples of themes include the role of specific institutions, the role of customary law and of precursor constitutions, or the relationship between nation, state, and constitution. Our preference is to receive expressions of interest in the first instance in order to create a symposium with a coherent cluster of themes.

Submissions may be made through the normal submission process for short and long articles in accordance with the timeframe for general submission (i.e. 1 June 2014), with a short email letting us know that the author wishes for the submission to be included in this symposium by email to editors@cjicl.org.uk. Expressions of interest, enquiries and proposals are also encouraged and can be made to the Managing Editor responsible for the symposium, Jason Allen: jga26@cam.ac.uk.

Further submission information

The Journal accepts the following types of manuscript:

  1. Long Articles between 6,000 and 10,000 words but not exceeding 12,000 words including footnotes;
  2. Short Articles not exceeding 6,000 words including footnotes;
  3. Case Notes, including substantive analysis, not exceeding 3000 words including footnotes; and
  4. Book Reviews not exceeding 2500 words including footnotes.

All copy must be submitted in Word (.doc) or Richtext (.rtf) format and must conform to our style guidelines, which are available on the submissions section of our website. Please list the word count of the text and the footnotes on your manuscript.

Please ensure that your manuscript does not contain any reference to your personal or professional identity.

4 thoughts on “Call for Submissions: CJICL Vol. 3(4)”

  1. thanks for the opportunity to send in an article on international law, that is, on Word Trade Organisation’s Dispute settlement and the developing countries

  2. The plight of constitutions in Egypt and their contribution in the process of political and legal change is unique in the post -revolutionary Egypt.The history of the constitutions reflects the profound political crisis and how the constitutin was normally a tool of control but never respected by the ruler.I think this and similar topics deserve a specialized symposium to explore these constitutional functions.

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