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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, Strathclyde University Law School, 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

Peer review

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.

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 here

How to submit

All submissions to the journal should be made via the journals submission system, at http://ucl.jams.pub

Manuscripts should be formatted according to submission guidelines. Submission enquiries should be sent to the Editors by email to europeandtheworld@ucl.ac.uk. 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:

  1. The complete manuscript not blinded, as a word file (.doc/.docx, etc.) and;
  2. An anonymous PDF version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review (anonymisation includes references to authors, acknowledgements, self references, and any electronic author identification., etc.) Manuscripts may be returned before peer review if manuscripts are not sufficiently blinded.
    Preparing your manuscript

Preparing your manuscript

  • Please submit your paper with an abstract of about 250 words and 5 keywords
  • Please submit the text single-spaced, use a 12-point font and employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses)
  • Do not use endnotes
  • 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
  • Before submitting to the journal, all authors must have read and agreed to the journal’s editorial policy
  • Authors are directed to follow the Europe and the World: A Law Review Author Guidelines, found here to download as a PDF
  • Any enquiries can be sent via email to the journal’s editors at europeandtheworld@ucl.ac.uk

Quick reference author guidelines

  • Please submit your manuscript as a Word (.doc/.docx) file and an anonymised PDF version stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) that can be sent to reviewers
  • Please provide an abstract of no more than 250 words
  • Please also include up to five keywords for the article and the word count of your manuscript (including footnotes)
  • Please submit the text single-spaced, use a 12-point font and employ italics, rather than underlining (excluding URLs)
  • Please do not use endnotes
  • Authors, whose first language is not English, may consider language editing before submitting the manuscript
  • 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 article/book review please contact the editors

Citation style

Please make sure that your manuscript complies with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCALA), available here.

Article types

  • Original articles (8-12,000 words)
  • European Law and Practice: case notes, current legal developments (5-8,000 words)
  • Book reviews/review articles

Special issues

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: europeandtheworld@ucl.ac.uk