Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Call for Submissions: Palestine Yearbook of International Law

The Palestine Yearbook of International Law has issued a call for submissions for its next volume. Here's the call:


Call for Papers

PYBIL Vol. XXII, Submission by 30 November 2019

The PALESTINE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (PYBIL) has opened an invitation for an additional round of submissions for Volume XXII. We welcome general submissions related to public international law. We are interested in particular in critical approaches to international law, and welcome submissions in relation to Palestine. This peer-reviewed volume would include articles, case commentaries, and book reviews.

Articles should not exceed 12,000 words, including footnotes. Submissions to the general Articles section will be reviewed by the editorial board in addition to anonymous review by external experts to assess their quality and contribution to academic debates.

Case commentaries should not exceed 5,000 words, including footnotes. Commentaries should discuss significant and relevant jurisprudential developments, whether in international law tribunals or in domestic courts that are pertinent to international law.

Book reviews should not exceed 3,000 words, including footnotes. Book reviews would critically engage with recent international law publications. PYBIL is also happy to receive review essays that examine several books. Review essays should not exceed 5,000 words, including footnotes.

Submission guidelines and PYBIL style requirements:

Submissions should be exclusive to PYBIL in order to be considered. We will aim to update authors on submission progress in a timely manner. Authors who would like their articles to be considered for Volume XXII (published in 2020) should submit them by 30 November 2019. Articles submitted at a later stage will be considered for Volume XXIII (published in 2021).

Article submissions should include 2 documents: the article file without name of author, and a second file that includes the name of author, institutional affiliation, contact info, and an abstract for the submitted Article (no more than 500 words).

The submission should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins.

The Yearbook follows the legal citation system used by The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, published by the Harvard Law Review Association. For grammatical and stylistic matters, the Yearbook follows The Chicago Manual of Style, published by the University of Chicago press. The American spelling system is used.

The Yearbook is published in English since 1984. It is edited at Birzeit University’s Institute of Law (Birzeit, Palestine), and published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (The Hague, The Netherlands). The Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook is Dr. Nimer Sultany.

For a list of previous volumes, please see:

Contact address for submission:

Please submit your article to:

Contact address for queries:

Dr. Nimer Sultany, Editor-in-Chief:

Mr. Ata Hindi and Ms. Reem al-Botmeh, Assistant Editors: