Submitting Blog Posts

The Cambridge International Law Journal (‘CILJ’) Blog is actively seeking submissions relating to public international law, private international law, European Union law or comparative law. We invite contributions from related disciplines, including, but not limited to, international investment law, space law, law of the sea, WTO law and international environmental law. For recent blog posts, please visit

Publication Guidelines

Blog submissions will be assessed by the Editorial Team against the following criteria:

  • Correct – is the submission factually and legally accurate? Are the sources the submission uses appropriate for publication? Do all hyperlinks work? 
  • Current – does the submission address a current and timely issue in international legal practice and scholarship?
  • Critical – does the submission address a critical issue? Will the submission have a practical impact, or support practitioners and academics in a meaningful way?
  • Clear – is the submission easily understandable and intelligible?

All submissions should be original and not AI-generated. We expect blog posts to either make an intriguing point which is novel in legal scholarship, or offer a new interpretation of existing law. We invite pieces from researchers at all levels of education (including undergraduate students). However, we would not consider the publication of lengthy academic papers and the submission of university projects is highly discouraged. We only publish blog posts that have not been published elsewhere. 

Submission Process

To submit a blog post, please use the following link: Blog Submissions – Cambridge International Law Journal ( Our standard review period is 10 days, but this may vary during holiday season. Updates to our review timeline are posted regularly on the webpage linked above. 

Style Guidelines

  • Blog posts may be submitted at any time, and are considered on a rolling basis.
  • Length: submissions should not exceed 1,500 words.
  • Hyperlinks: include hyperlinks to all sources in your submissions, such as treaties, journal articles, legal texts or UN documents.
  • Citations: we do not accept footnotes or citations unless they refer to a print-only source or credit research/editorial assistance.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. For any questions, please do write to us at [email protected].

Proposing A Symposium

The CILJ Blog aims to give space to early-career researchers and well-established scholars to showcase innovative ideas by hosting a symposium on the CILJ Blog. It is contemplated that a symposium will contain five pieces, published over five days in a week determined by the Managing Editor, based on the publication cycle of the Blog. The specifics for a symposium will be discussed directly with the proposing and contributing authors, with the ambition of ensuring flexibility in style. Proposals to host a symposium can be made at any time and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Submissions can be sent by e-mail to the Managing Editor of the CILJ Blog at [email protected]. The submission must include a brief description (max 200 words) of what the symposium aims to achieve, the proposed structure, and contributing authors for the symposium (maximum five). Should it be envisaged that the symposium be conducted at a specific time (because of relevancy to a particular week, theme or anniversary in the world of international Law), please include the same within your e-mail.

Tejas Rao and Renatus Otto Franz Derler
Blog Managers, Cambridge International Law Journal 2023/24

About the CILJ

The CILJ is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal with a broad focus on international law. The Journal provides a platform for both young and well-established academics to publish outstanding research on cutting-edge, highly topical international law issues alongside, and in dialogue, with each other.

The Journal is published by Edward Elgar Publishing, a leading international academic and professional publisher with a strong focus on the social sciences and legal fields.