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Vital Statistics

We publish our customary EJIL statistics below. The numbers largely speak for themselves. We make every effort to publish diverse scholarship (methodologically, conceptually, normatively and subject matter wise) and to diversify our authorship (gender, regions, seniority, and so on). We are, of course, ‘prisoners’ of our mailbox – the pool of articles submitted to EJIL. We are often asked about our policy and practice of ‘commissioning’ papers. This was a common practice in the early years of EJIL, but in recent times we do this quite sparingly. We commission the annual Foreword. This year’s Foreword will be written by Tony Anghie – A Retrospective and Prospective of TWAIL (we have seen the first draft and won’t disclose more for the moment …). We commission, too, the Afterword (the brief reactions to the Foreword), but some articles of the Afterword also reach us spontaneously. A distinct feature of EJIL is the proliferation of Debates (at least one in almost every issue). We commission some of the ‘Replies’, but not infrequently these, too, are…

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On My Way Out – Advice to Young Scholars VII: Taking Exams Seriously (Part 1)

I have, as is increasingly evident, reached the final phases of my academic and professional career, and as I look back I want to offer, for what it is worth, some dos and don’ts on different topics for scholars in the early phases of theirs. This is the seventh instalment, and it is dedicated to that central feature…

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Rabia Balkhi – The Legacy of a Medieval Poet in Afghanistan

Readers of EJIL will be quite familiar with our regular rubrics – Roaming Charges and The Last Page. The photographs and poems we publish in these sections of the Journal aim to remind us, as academics and human beings, of the ultimate subject of our scholarly reflections, the world and the people who inhabit it. We…

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EJIL Roll of Honour; 2021 EJIL Peer Reviewer Prize; Changes in the Masthead

EJIL Roll of Honour EJIL relies on the good will of colleagues in the international law community who generously devote their time and energy to act as peer reviewers for the large number of submissions we receive. Without their efforts our Journal would not be able to maintain the excellent standards to which we strive. A lion’s share…

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In This Issue – Reviews

In addition to our Restatement symposium, this issue features a review essay and three regular reviews.  In the review essay, ‘When Should International Courts Intervene?’, Jan Petrov engages with Shai Dothan’s book of the same title and applies its framework to the particular challenge of populism.  The three regular reviews cover new scholarship on civil wars,…

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