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Europe and the World: A law review

Europe and the world

Edited by Christina Eckes, Piet Eeckhout and Anne Thies 

Format: Open Access journal

ISSN: 2399-2875

Official blog: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/europe-and-the-world-journal/

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About the journal

Europe and the World: A law review is a new open access, peer-reviewed, online 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 EU 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 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.

In addition, the journal’s official blog enables authors to publish shorter pieces, and which can offer a faster reaction to current developments. You can read more visiting the blog here

UCL Press journals do not at this time charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC). Authors of accepted papers will not be requested or required to make an APC payment before publication of their article.

About the editors

Christina Eckes is Professor of European law at the University of Amsterdam and director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). Her particular research interests are the internal constitutional consequences of the European Union's external actions and the legal limits of European integration. In 2009 she published the monograph EU Counter-Terrorist Policies and Fundamental Rights - The Case of Individual Sanctions (Oxford University Press). She spent the academic year 2012/2013 as Emile Noël Fellow-in-residence at New York University.

Piet Eeckhout is the Dean of UCL Laws. He is a leading expert of EU external relations law. His research interests are EU constitutional law, human rights law, internal market law, judicial protection, and WTO law. His monograph EU External Relations Law (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, 2011) is the leading text in this area.  He is co-editor of Current Legal Problems (UCL and Oxford University Press) and of the Oxford EU Law Library (Oxford University Press).

Anne Thies is Associate Professor in Law at the University of Reading. In her research she focuses on EU law and public international law. She is particularly interested in EU external relations law, the interrelationships between different international legal systems and international dispute settlement. She has written a monograph on International Trade Disputes and EU Liability (Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy series, CUP, 2013). Anne obtained a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence (2010/11). She is co-founder of the Interest Group "The EU as a Global Actor" of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), which was launched in September 2012.


Prof Christina Eckes, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prof Piet Eeckhout, UCL, UK
Assoc. Prof Anne Thies, University of Reading, UK

Editorial Board

Assoc. Prof Geert De Baere, Institute for European Law and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Belgium
Prof Samantha Besson, Université de Fribourg Universität Freiburg, Switzerland
Prof Gráinne de Búrca, New York University School of Law, USA
Prof Marise Cremona, European University Institute, Italy
Prof Javier Díez-Hochleitner Rodríguez, Autónoma University of Madrid (UAM), Spain
Prof Peter Van Elsuwege, 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, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prof Elisa Morgera, University of Edinburgh, UK
Prof Sara Poli, University of Pisa, Italy
Prof August Reinisch, University of Vienna, Austria
Judge Allan Rosas, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Prof Joanne Scott, UCL, UK
Prof Ramses Wessel, University of Twente, Netherlands

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be formatted according to submission guidelines with an abstract of about 250 words and 5 keywords, using single-spaced, 12-point font and employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). Do not use endnotes. In the first instance, please email the Editors for any submission enquires at europeandtheworld@ucl.ac.uk.

The journal aims for a quick revision process, and should not normally exceed 10 weeks. All articles undergo the journal’s full standard peer-review process.

Citation Style

Please make sure that your manuscript complies with The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCALA), available at https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/publications/oscola

General author guidelines

  • Please submit your manuscript as Word document.
  • Please provide an abstract of no more than 200 words.
  • Please also include up to five keywords for the article and the word count of your manuscript (including footnotes).
  • Authors should submit an anonymous version, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) that can be sent to reviewers.
  • Please submit the text single-spaced, use a 12-point font and employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • Please do not use endnotes.
  • Authors, whose first language is not English, may consider language editing before submitting the manuscript.
  • We will review articles between 8-12,000 words (including footnotes).
  • We invite case notes and short essays on current legal developments between 5-8,000 words (including footnotes).
  • We also invite special issue proposals and suggestions for book reviews/review articles. If you are interested in writing a review articles/book review please contact the editors.

Peer review policy

The journal operates a 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) that can be sent to reviewers.

Publication Ethics

Manuscripts must be original and not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. All contributors will need to sign a contributor agreement prior to publication.

Authors should observe high standards with respect to publication ethics. The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Guidelines on good publication practice are available at http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct