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Guidelines for Authors

The publisher and editors of the EJLR invite submissions of unsolicited manuscripts on topics related to law reform at the national or international level, legislative drafting, better law-making, and comparative studies of the evolution of law.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor-in-chief via femmert@iu.edu as follows:

1. Submissions must be accompanied by an assurance that the article has not been published, submitted, or accepted elsewhere. Please contact the editor-in-chief, if an article is an update or a different language version of an earlier publication.

2. Manuscripts should normally range from 7,500 to 15,000 words in length, including footnotes.


For the time being, authors are requested to consult and follow the style-sheet of the European Journal of International Law EJIL.

3.  The EJLR is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. The reviewer(s) are not informed of the identity of the author(s), and the author(s) will not be informed of the identity of the reviewer(s). Therefore, authors have to submit the text of their article in a format that does not disclose the name(s) of the author(s), as well as a separate title page with the full name(s) and affiliation(s) of all authors. Separate submission of short CV(s) of the author(s) is encouraged but not required. 

4. After submission, all articles are first reviewed by the Board of Editors for quality and suitability. This process normally takes no more than 2-4 weeks. Authors are informed whether their piece has been accepted and submitted to the anonymous peer review procedure. 

5. Depending on the topic and complexity of the submission, the peer review procedure may be as swift as another 2-4 weeks but may also take significantly longer. Authors may or may not receive detailed feedback suggesting edits before publication or reasoning why a piece will not be published by the EJLR.
 

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