Volumes 21.2 & 22.1 Call for Papers

CJIL is now considering submissions for the 2021 Winter Issue (Vol. 21.2) and the 2021 Summer Issue (Vol. 22.1). Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis. We seek to publish articles which make a significant, original contribution to the field of international law. As of July 2, 2020CJIL is expanding its scope to include comparative law, effective immediately. Essays and book reviews will be considered on a limited basis.  

While CJIL accepts submissions throughout the year, we typically select articles for the winter issue between the July and August preceding publication. Articles for the summer issue are generally selected between December and January.  

CJIL accepts electronic submissions through Scholastica at https://scholasticahq.com. Please include a résumé or curriculum vitae with your submission. There is no need to submit a cover letter. CJIL considers submissions by email at cjil@law.uchicago.edu or through ExpressO at http://www.law.bepress.com/expresso; however, submissions via Scholastica are prioritized and strongly preferred. 

Unfortunately, limited resources prevent us from accepting draft articles requiring substantial stylistic and/or substantive changes. Our goal is to review submissions as soon as possible. We will contact the author immediately upon acceptance.


CJIL complies with the Bluebook citation system, as supplemented by the CJIL Style Sheet. Accepted articles generally go through three or four rounds of editing. After each round of edits, CJIL will send a copy of the manuscript to the author showing all suggested changes. Any substantial changes will be accompanied by explanations and questions where appropriate.

Expedited Review

If you have received a formal offer of publication from another journal and would like to receive an expedited review by CJIL, please contact us at cjil@law.uchicago.edu. When requesting an expedited review, please include the following in the text of the email: 

  1. The author name and title of the manuscript;
  2. An electronic attachment of your article, including a curriculum vitae and cover letter;
  3. The name of the journal that has extended an offer to you; and
  4. The date the offer expires.

CJIL will attempt to honor all requests for expedited review, but due to limited resources, we are not always able to grant every request.


If you wish to withdraw your piece from consideration, please contact us at cjil@law.uchicago.edu. Please include the author's name and title of your manuscript in the subject line of the email.