Online Submissions

General Information

The Harvard International Law Journal seeks to publish innovative, original scholarship that makes a significant contribution to the field of international 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 article submissions of 5,000 words or fewer.

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