The Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP) invites the submission of manuscripts on all international law subjects by all authors (including students). JILP welcomes pieces on public and private international law, international commercial law as well as comparative or foreign law. It also welcomes articles on the intersection between law and politics, including interdisciplinary work. JILP emphasizes that articles must have an international or comparative law focus to receive serious consideration.

JILP is currently accepting articles for Volume 46. In addition to general submissions, we encourage authors to submit articles for inclusion in Issue 46.4, a peer-reviewed issue devoted to work from emerging scholars who are early in their professional careers and are making significant contributions to international legal scholarship. Articles submitted for the peer review issue are reviewed by NYU-affiliated faculty members as well as prominent scholars from other schools with expertise spanning a wide variety of disciplines within international law. Please note that our evaluation process takes account of several criteria including the need for a balance of topics and subjects of topical concern. Therefore, a rejection does not necessarily reflect upon the quality of a piece. If you would like to be considered for JILP’s peer review issue, please note this in your cover letter.

Submissions should be accompanied by the author’s assurance that the article has not been published or accepted elsewhere but exception will be made for prior publication in draft form in SSRN. Articles to be published in a different forum within one year of submission to the JILP will not be considered.

Submissions must be unpublished work between 12,000 and 30,000 words. Authors must send their submission in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format with all identifying information removed.  In addition, submissions must be accompanied by a CV and a cover letter describing the work and the author’s background. We request that authors conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.) style of citations or a comparable citation system.

Submissions must be in electronic form and should be transmitted as attachments to e-mail messages addressed to Submissions must include the author’s name and “JILP Volume 46 Submission” in the subject line of the email. We also accept submissions through the ExpressO online submission system. We will begin accepting articles on February 1, 2013 for this next volume.

JILP Online Forum
If you are interested in publishing a piece online on the JILP Online Forum, please email  We welcome short commentary posts as well as extended articles. Pieces under 10,000 words (including footnotes) will be given preference.