An open-access law review journal publishing high quality original papers, reviews and case notes, on the place of Europe in the world.
Europe and the World: A law review is a fully peer reviewed, open access journal. It aims to contribute to legal scholarship on the place of Europe in the world, with a particular but by no means exclusive focus on the EU's external relations law.
The journal serves as a forum where the national, international and EU perspectives meet and engage. The journal therefore does not follow the traditional distinctions between EU, international, and national law. While primarily offering legal doctrinal and theoretical analyses, the journal also publishes multi-disciplinary work and political science and international relations contributions with an external perspective on the law of EU’s external relations.
Europe and the World: A law review publishes article-length papers and shorter pieces offering an analysis of topical issues or recent cases, as well as review articles and special issues.
Prof Christina Eckes, Faculty of Law, European Public Law, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prof Piet Eeckhout, Faculty of Laws, UCL, UK
Dr Anne Thies, Senior Lecturer in International Economic Law, School of Law, University of Glasgow, UK
Assoc. Prof Geert De Baere, Court of Justice of the European Union, and Institute for European Law, KU Leuven, Netherlands and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Netherlands
Prof Samantha Besson, Law Faculty, Université de Fribourg Universität Freiburg, Switzerland
Prof Gráinne de Búrca, New York University School of Law, USA
Prof Marise Cremona, Department of Law, European University Institute, Italy
Prof Javier Díez-Hochleitner Rodríguez, Public Law and Legal Philosophy, Autónoma University of Madrid (UAM), Spain
Prof Peter Van Elsuwege, Department of European, Public and International Law, University of Ghent, Belgium
Joni Heliskoski, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, Finland
Frank Hoffmeister, European Commission, Belgium
Prof Christine Kaddous, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Prof Pieter-Jan Kuijper, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prof Elisa Morgera, Strathclyde Centre Environmental Law Governance, University of Strathclyde, UK
Prof Sara Poli, Department of Political Science, University of Pisa, Italy
Prof August Reinisch, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna, Austria
Judge Allan Rosas, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Prof Joanne Scott, Faculty of Laws, UCL, UK
Prof Ramses Wessel, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
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Publication frequency: Europe and the World: A law review publishes articles continuously (as and when articles are ready for publication).
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Europe and the World: A law review operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review.
UCL Press journals do not charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication in this journal. Europe and the World: A law review authors will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication of their article.
All submissions to the journal should be made via the journals submission system, at http://ucl.jams.pub
Manuscripts should be formatted according to Europe and the World: A law review submission guidelines.
Submission enquiries should be sent to the Editors by email to email@example.com. Manuscripts that are not formatted appropriately for the journal will be referred to edit accordingly before peer review. The journal runs a continuous publication model – articles are published in the journal as and when they are ready.
The journal operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit the manuscript as:
Please make sure that your manuscript complies with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCALA), available here.
Original research articles are detailed studies reporting original research classified as primary literature (usually around 8-12,000 words).
European Law and Practice article
Case notes, current legal developments (usually around 5-8,000 words).
Reviews provide critical and systematic appraisal of the current research to provide authoritative judgement to its particular context, topic, and field.
Book reviews are brief concise articles that provide an evaluation of a published scholarly book.
Book reviews are generally by invite only, however suggestions are welcome and should be sent to the Editors of the journal. A book review might assess the importance of a book's contributions to a particular field covered by the journal’s aims and scope and should aim to objectively review the strengths and weaknesses that concern the journals audience (please refer to the journals aims and scope).
Below readers will find a list of published special series in the journal. Special series (perhaps more traditionally known as a special issue) are a collection of articles on a particular theme and each special series is typically guest edited. Open calls for papers for new and upcoming special series can be found here.
Europe and the World: A law review welcomes proposals from Guest Editors for specific special issues. These special issues are themed and focused publications that fit within the overarching remit of the journal. Proposals are welcome from editors with a specialism in any relevant field.
All general enquiries should be made to the Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edited by: Prof Christina Eckes (Faculty of Law, European Public Law, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Publication date: from June 2023
Guest editors: Dr Jed Odermatt (The City Law School, City, University of London, UK) and Professor Ramses A. Wessel (European and Economic Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Publication date: from the 12 April 2021
Publication date: from the 5 Februray 2020
Guest editors: Professor Paul James Cardwell (University of Strathclyde, UK) and Dr Rachael Dickson (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Publication date: from the 19 December 2019
Guest editors: Dr Urszula Jaremba (Europa Instituut, Utrecht University School of Law, Netherlands), Dr Machiko Kanetake, (International and European Law, Utrecht University School of Law, Netherlands) and Dr Ingrid Koning (Molengraaff Institute for Private Law, Utrecht University School of Law, Netherlands)
Publication date: 26 June 2019
Guest editors: Dr Samantha Velluti (University of Sussex, UK) and Dr Vassilis P. Tzevelekos (University of Liverpool, UK)
Publication date: 10 October 2018
The editors of Europe and the World - A Law Review are delighted to announce that their journal has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) index and invite papers for publication.
Europe and the World – A Law Review aims to contribute to legal scholarship on the place of Europe in the world, with a particular but by no means exclusive focus on EU external relations law. As a peer-reviewed open-access journal by a renowned university publisher it makes highest-quality work promptly available to a global audience. Open-access makes individual contributions and legal scholarship more visible, accessible, and accountable. The journal serves as a forum where the national, international and EU perspectives meet and engage. The journal is therefore irreverent of traditional distinctions between EU, international, and national law. While primarily offering legal doctrinal and theoretical analyses, the journal also publishes multi-disciplinary work and political science and international relations contributions with an external perspective on the law of EU’s external relations.
The journal publishes article-length papers and shorter pieces offering an analysis of topical issues or recent cases, as well as review articles and special series. The journal welcomes the submission of highest-quality papers in the following formats:
Papers published in the journal will be freely available to read online and publsihed under the CC-BY 4.0 international licence.
Please submit your paper with an abstract of about 250 words and 5 keywords (for details please see the journal’s Author Guidelines) through the UCL Press submission interface at: https://ucl.jams.pub. The Editors aim for a quick revision process, which should not usually exceed 10 weeks.
For all queries concerning the submission of papers please contact the Editors-in-chief at: email@example.com.
Submitted papers should adhere to the format requirements of Europe and the World - A Law Review. Before your submission please visit the author guidelines for the journal here.
Christina Eckes, University of Amsterdam, UK
Piet Eeckhout, University College London, UK
Anne Thies, University of Reading, UK