Structure

The GYIL consists of the following sections:

Forum

The Forum section gives an invited author the opportunity to publish a thought-provoking extended essay on a significant topic in international law. This is a stand-alone piece solicited by the Editors from a prominent scholar in international law.

  • submissions by invitation only
  • reviewed by the Editors

Focus

The Focus section gives a group of invited authors an opportunity to present original research and commentary on different aspects of a topic decided in advance by the Editors. Authors are invited to contribute on the basis of their expertise in a given area. The Editors seek a broad spectrum of authors to stimulate academic debate.

  • submissions by invitation only
  • reviewed by the Editors

Symposium

The Symposium section publishes a variety of materials presented at and resulting from conferences and lecture series organised by the Walther Schücking Institute dealing with a particular issue in international law. This section does not appear in every volume.

  • submissions by invitation only
  • reviewed by the Editors

General Articles

The General Articles section gives authors an opportunity to submit original manuscripts on a broad range of topics in international law. The Editors encourage authors from both inside and outside Germany to submit manuscripts to ensure broad geographic representation in authorship and subject matter.

German Practice

The German Practice section gives (primarily, but not exclusively, German) authors an opportunity to discuss current state practice in Germany relevant to international law. This section presents shorter reports rather than extended essays.

  • open to all submissions
  • reviewed by the Editors

Book Reviews

The Book Review section gives authors an opportunity to publish review essays and short reviews of recent publications in public international law. We are particularly interested in expanding international interest in German and German-language scholarship in international law.

  • open to all submissions
  • reviewed by the Editors