Call for Submissions: Issue 22(1)

The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’) are now inviting submissions on areas of interest in international law for volume 22(1), to be published in July 2021.

For consideration for inclusion in the print issue of volume 22(1), authors should submit on or before 1 March 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, along with a copy of the signed Publication Policy.

About MJIL

MJIL, Australia’s premier generalist international law journal, is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at Melbourne Law School, 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

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 22(1) is 1 March 2021.

Form of Submissions

MJIL accepts submissions in the form of articles, book reviews, case notes, commentaries, review essays and think pieces. 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.

Submission Process

All articles, case notes, commentaries and think pieces 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 four weeks of receipt. MJIL requires exclusive submission — ie, that submissions submitted to MJIL are not simultaneously being considered for publication elsewhere.

Book reviews and review essays will be reviewed solely by the Editors prior to publication. Publishers’ suggestions for books to be reviewed should be sent to, and hard copies of publications can be mailed to:

Melbourne Journal of International Law
Melbourne Law School
The University of Melbourne

Once accepted, authors will be contacted with more details on the editing and publication process. For further information, please contact the Editors at