Information For Authors


Interested in submitting to the NJEL?

We frequently publish call for papers. However, we do welcome spontaneous submissions at any time.

There is no fee (APC) for publishing in the NJEL.
We welcome a broad range of contributions
The NJEL welcomes high quality submissions, including articles, case notes and book reviews, related to issues closely connected to European law developments. All work must be original and previously unpublished.
To ensure the highest academic standards, diversity of subject matters, and the integrity of the Journal after preliminary acceptance (editorial review), all submissions will be subjected to a double-blind peer review by experts that are independent from the author(s).
The general time frame for review is set at 4-6 weeks. Nevertheless, the Journal reserves the right to take as much time as necessary, depending on the individual situation of each submission.
The NJEL is not responsible for works submitted to the Journal. Each author guarantees that she or he is solely responsible for the content of their works as well as citations.
Copyright terms
The authors retain copyright.

Formal requirements

The author(s) should submit all manuscripts in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).

The word limit on submitted papers is 15000 words for articles and 8000 words for case notes. All contributions should have an abstract (150-200 words) and a list of references.

All submission should be written in full accordance with the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Failure to do so will result in the submission being rejected.


The Review Process

All the contributions are peer-reviewed before acceptance to the Journal. The NJEL uses a double-blind peer review process, meaning that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers and vice-versa.

The process is divided into several steps.

  • During the first stage, the submissions is reviewed by the Editorial Board in order to assure that the topic is in line with the standards of the Journal and that the requirements are met.
  • During the second stage the submission undergoes a double-blind peer review by an anonymous expert in the field of research.
  • If the submission is accepted or conditionally accepted it undergoes a language review.
  • The author receives the submission with the relevant comments together with a time-frame for re-submitting it.

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