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The managing editor of the Journal of the History of International Law/Revue d'histoire du droit international sent out the following call for contributions:
The Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international – edited by Anne Peters (Editor-in-Chief), Randall Lesaffer and Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet – is an interdisciplinary journal on the history of international law with a broad outreach. It is placed among the top international law journals which are regularly consulted by all international lawyers with a general interest in the history of their field. It provides a forum for the emerging and expanding scholarship that takes a historical approach to exploring a wide range of issues in international law. It accommodates the growth in interest in the histories of international law from scholars working in related fields (global history, imperial history, intellectual history
and international relations). It creates a venue for ground-breaking work in this field by combining tradition with innovation and to provide the opportunity to develop sustained critical engagement with work on the history of international law.
The Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international encourages critical reflection on the classical grand narrative of international law as the purveyor of peace and civilization to the whole world. It specifically invites articles on extra-European experiences and forms of legal relations between autonomous communities which were discontinued as a result of domination and colonization by European Powers. It is open to all possibilities of telling the history of international law, while respecting the necessary rigour in the use of records and sources. It is a forum for a plurality of visions of the history of international law, but also for debate on such plurality itself, on the methods, topics, and usages, as well as the bounds and dead-ends of this discipline. Moreover, it devotes space to examining in greater depth specific themes. The article section of the Journal is open to submissions from the entire academic community. The
Journal uses double-blind peer review. All manuscripts received are evaluated by the editors and after pre-screening submitted to one or two anonymous external referees. Articles submitted to the Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international should be original contributions – in English or French.
All work submitted will be scrutinized based on its intellectual quality, originality and advancement of academic discourse. The editors have thus decided to issue a general call for papers, inviting interested persons to submit contributions for consideration for publication in the forthcoming issues of the Journal. For a scholarly research manuscript, the length should not be more than 14000 words, including footnotes. Articles must be accompanied by a 150-word (maximum) abstract needed for identifying reviewers (in a separate file).
Authors must provide – in a separate file – current institutional affiliation with email address, full postal address and telephone number where they can be reached, and brief biographical data if
Manuscripts (accompanied by files with abstract and affiliation) and any correspondence should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (to the attention of the Journal’s managing editor, Dr Mieke van der Linden). More information can be found via the website of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg: www.mpil.de.