American Society of International Law is inviting submissions for the American Journal of International Law.

About American Society of International Law

The American Society of International Law, founded in 1906, was chartered by the United States Congress in 1950 to foster the study of international law, and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.

About the Journal

The American Journal of International Law is an English-language scholarly journal focusing on international law and international relations. It is published quarterly since 1907 by the American Society of International Law.

About Call for Papers

AJIL invites submissions on international law subjects as well as closely related issues of global governance, transnational law, and foreign relations law.

It generally does not publish manuscripts focused on purely private or commercial law or on comparative or foreign law. AJIL Unbound publishes symposia of short, original essays on select topics.

Submission Categories

  • Lead Article: research article of no more than 25,000 words (including footnotes), but will consider manuscripts up to 30,000 words in exceptional cases.
  • Essay: shorter article of up to 11,000 words, with less extensive footnotes
  • Editorial Comment: manuscripts of up to 11,000 words written by members of the AJIL Board of Editors
  • Current Development: comments on recent developments in the field of up to 11,000 words; many will be shorter, e.g., 5000 words
  • International Decision: up to 3500-word case notes on final decisions (not subject to further appeal) of international courts or national courts on international law issues. 
  • Contemporary Practice of the United States related to International Law: content generated by section editor, Jacob Katz Cogan, and not open to outside submissions.
  • Book Review: solicited by the section editor, Jeffrey Dunoff. Suggestions for books to be reviewed and topics for longer book review essays should be submitted to Jeffrey Dunoff via his email address:

How to submit?

Proposals to write case notes can be sent to the section editor, Olabisi D. Akinkugbe ( 

Submit your manuscript via AJIL’s online submission system on ScholarOne or via Scholastica, unless otherwise described above.

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