The Melbourne Journal of International Law (MJIL) is Australia’s premier peer-reviewed international law journal.
Past contributors have included two former Justices of the High Court of Australia, former Prime Minister of Australia Sir Malcolm Fraser AC CH, Professor Hilary Charlesworth AM, Philippe Sands QC and Professor James Crawford.
MJIL is edited and managed by an Editorial Board of more than 70 law students overseen by three editors. All members of MJIL are students at Melbourne Law School.
The Advisory Board is composed of Melbourne Law School faculty members and provides guidance to the Editorial Board on matters of content and policy
Honorary Advisory Board
The Honorary Advisory Board is composed of scholars and legal practitioners who have made an outstanding contribution to international law and who have contributed to MJIL and its running.
The Melbourne Journal of International Law supports open access to legal scholarship. Unpaginated versions of all articles published in MJIL are available on this site.
The next issue of MJIL will be published in July 2019.
Subscriptions to the Melbourne Journal of International Law are available in Australia and internationally.
Call for Submissions 21(1)
The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’) are now inviting submissions on areas of interest in international law for volume 21(1), to be published in July 2020.
For consideration for inclusion in the print issue of volume 21(1), authors should submit on or before 31 January 2020.
Any author wishing to have their article, commentary, case note or review considered for publication in MJIL must send their manuscript as a Microsoft Word document to email@example.com, along with a copy of the signed Publication Policy.
MJIL, Australia’s premier generalist international law journal, is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at Melbourne Law School in the University of Melbourne. MJIL publishes innovative scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law.
MJIL’s coverage extends beyond public international law to articles addressing private international law, the intersection of international law with domestic law, global governance, and associated areas of transnational law.
MJIL will also consider interdisciplinary work which substantially contributes to international legal scholarship. If authors are uncertain whether their proposed topic is eligible for inclusion in MJIL they should contact the Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timing of submissions
MJIL accepts submissions on a rolling basis and will publish advance electronic copies of articles prior to print publication. The submissions deadline for consideration in volume 21(1) is 31 January 2020.
Form of Submissions
MJIL accepts submissions in the form of articles, commentaries, case notes and book reviews. Articles should be in the vicinity of 10,000 words in length (excluding footnotes) and be an original and detailed contribution to international law scholarship. For instructions on submitting, please visit Instructions for Authors.
All articles, case notes and commentaries published in MJIL undertake a double blind refereeing process, involving at least two experts in that area of law. The Editors endeavour to decide on whether submissions will proceed to refereeing within two weeks of receipt. Although MJIL does not require exclusive submission, the Editors will not consider pieces that have been accepted or published elsewhere.
Review essays will be reviewed solely by the Editors prior to publication. Publishers’ suggestions for books to be reviewed should be sent to email@example.com, and hard copies of publications can be mailed to:
Melbourne Journal of International Law
Melbourne Law School
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 AUSTRALIA
Once accepted, authors will be contacted with more details on the editing and publication process. For further information, please contact the Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MJIL would like to thank its sponsors for their generous support.
Melbourne Journal of International Law Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in International Law
The Melbourne Journal of International Law has a Prize on offer each year for an article published in the MJIL in the preceding calendar year. The Prize is intended to promote and reward significant scholarly contributions to international law. The MJIL Prize is for an amount of $1000.
The winner of the MJIL Prize should demonstrate the most thought-provoking engagement with relevant areas, events and issues in international law.
All authors who have published articles in MJIL are automatically considered for the Prize.
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