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The Year Book is a peer-reviewed journal. Manuscripts being considered for publication undergo a double blind peer review that may take several weeks to complete.

The Year Book welcomes scholarly contributions by academics and practitioners on a broad range of topics in international law, including human rights, environmental law, and Australian state practice. This includes articles, book reviews, and analyses of Australian cases in which international law was an issue.

All submissions must comply with the following requirements:

  • Manuscripts must be submitted online.
  • If submissions are accepted, contributors must sign a Contributor Agreement with Year Book publisher Brill.
  • Articles should be a minimum of 8,000 words
  • Articles must be accompanied by an abstract.
  • Submissions must comply with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation ('AGLC').
  • Submissions must be formatted in accordance with our Formatting Template
  • Any information within a submission which might identify the author should be removed and submitted separately.
  • All research articles submitted to the Year Book must be original. The Year Book does not evaluate research articles that are scheduled for publication or are currently under review elsewhere. The Editors will use the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics in cases of allegations of research errors, authorship complaints, multiple or concurrent (simultaneous) submission, plagiarism complaints, research misappropriation, reviewer bias, and undisclosed conflicts of interest.

Please note that the authors are not liable for any fees or charges that are required for the manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal. 

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