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The Australian National University

Student Editors

Role of Student Editors

The AYBIL is Australia's longest standing and most prestigious dedicated international law publication. The Year Book aims to uniquely combine scholarly commentary with contributions from Australian government officials. 

Student Editors work closely with Academic Editors of the Year Book to edit and produce the journal. This involves proofreading articles, checking footnotes, and verifying all citations to ensure compliance with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation

Each Student Editor is acknowledged in print, and receives a copy of the volume they are involved in (subject to supply). The role is voluntary. 

Applications for Vol 37 - Vol 38 

In the 2019-2020 publishing cycle, we will be editing two volumes. Students may work on either, or preferably both volumes. 

For Volume 37, most of the student editing will occur from August to November 2019. For Volume 38, student editing will occur from February to May 2020. 

The role can be performed remotely if necessary. Students generally remain in the role for at least two publishing cycles. 

Applications for Volumes 37 and 38 are now closed. 

Your application should consist of a:

Please send your completed application to

If you have any questions about the role of Student Editors or the application process, please email the Publications Team at

Updated:  19 October 2016/Responsible Officer:  Australian Year Book of International Law Director/Page Contact:  AYBIL Web Publisher