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Online Submissions

General Information

The Harvard International Law Journal seeks to publish innovative, original scholarship that makes a significant contribution to the fields of international, comparative or foreign affairs law. The ILJ welcomes articles from professors, practitioners, and students of private or public international law, as well as other related disciplines.

Article Format

The Harvard International Law Journal Online publishes and accepts submissions of three different types of articles:
1. Articles of 2,500 to 5,000 words;
2. Responses to articles published in either the print or online Harvard International Law Journal. The responses should be no more than 3,000 words; and
3. Updates on events of significance to international law, between 1,000 and 1,500 words (including footnotes).
The Harvard International Law Journal Online encourages light footnoting, but reserves the right to request additional citations in accepted articles if needed. All footnotes must conform with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (most recent edition).

Submitting Manuscripts

We are currently accepting submissions for online publication. We make decisions on a rolling basis, although the timing of our decision on many submissions may vary depending on the time of year. Articles for consideration for online publication can be submitted electronically to iljonline@mail.law.harvard.edu. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the type of submission (article, response to article, or update on event of significance).  All articles for consideration for print publication must be submitted using the procedures detailed for print submissions.