1. Melbourne Law School
  2. Melbourne Journal of International Law
  3. Submissions
  4. Instructions to Authors

Instructions to Authors

All submissions should be sent to law-mjil@unimelb.edu.au.

Articles should be submitted for consideration as a Word document, together with a signed copy of MJIL’s publication policy.

Articles should include an abstract (maximum 250 words) and authors are encouraged to adhere to the guidelines set out in the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.

An electronic version of the AGLC3 can be found here.

MJIL considers the following types of submissions:

  • Articles: A detailed exploration of topical and engaging international law issues with a suitable methodology. The word length should be in the vicinity of 10 000 words (including an abstract of up to 250 words). We also accept articles both shorter and longer in length (up to 18 000 words).
  • Case Notes: A detailed examination of developments in recent case law and the practical implications for that area of international law. The word length should be in the vicinity of 5000–7000 words.
  • Commentary: A discussion of significant, topical and recent international law developments and the practical implications for that area of law. The word length should be in the vicinity of 5000–7000 words.
  • Review Essay: A discussion that provides a summary of the contents of a recently published book and, most importantly, places it in the context of current trends or debates regarding the area of international law specific to the book. The word length should be in the vicinity of 5000–7000 words.
  • Book Reviews: A short discussion that provides a summary of the contents of a recently published book. The word length should be in the vicinity of 2500 words.

All submissions must be fully referenced (footnotes are not included in word counts) and be relevant for an international audience of legal academics, students, policymakers and practitioners.