Instructions for Authors

GCYILJ encourages submissions of manuscripts focusing on global legal issues.

The Yearbook publishes:

  • ARTICLES: significant doctrinal contributions to international legal theory dealing with the construction of the global legal order and the development of global policies.
  • NOTES & COMMENTS: brief articles on recent developments in international law. In line with the Yearbook’s orientation, comments addressing international case law and/or examining judicial dialogue and the creation of common legal principles are given precedence.
  • INSIGHTS: Critical appraisals focusing on the thought of leading international law scholars with “innovative” responses to the challenges that the contemporary world society has faced.

Submission of Manuscripts

  • Authors are invited to submit their contributions by e-mail to
  • Manuscripts should preferably be submitted in English, although a small percentage of papers may be accepted in other languages (French, German and Spanish). Abstracts should be submitted in English only.
  • The suggested length for articles is 25-50 single-spaced pages and for notes and comments 10-20 single-spaced pages in Word using Times New Roman 12pt font (approximately 550 words per page). Manuscripts should include an abstract not exceeding 150 words.
  • It is the responsibility of the authors to make certain that manuscripts conform to the Yearbook’s style-sheet. Please click here for details.
  • All manuscripts submitted to GCYILJ are peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers whose names will not be disclosed to the authors. Highest scientific quality is a necessary condition for publication. Notification of acceptance, rejection or need for revision will be given within 7 weeks of receipt of the manuscript.