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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. It accepts articles, book reviews, and analyses of Australian cases in which international law was an issue.

The submissions process

The closing date for submissions is 1 September each year or otherwise by special arrangement with the editors.

Manuscripts must be submitted online.

Articles should be a minimum of 8,000 words. A Contributor's Agreement (PDF_30KB) completed by each author (including all co-authors, where applicable) and an abstract must also be submitted.

The manuscript must comply with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation ('AGLC') and be formatted in accordance with our Formatting Template (Docx, 58KB).

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.

Peer review

The Year Book is a peer-reviewed journal. Manuscripts being considered for publication undergo a double blind peer review, which may take several weeks to complete. Any information within a submission which might identify the author should be removed and submitted separately.

Updated: 12 September 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Australian Year Book of International Law Director / Page Contact:  AYBIL Web Publisher