Groningen Journal of International Law

International Law Under Construction

Call for Papers


The Groningen Journal of International Law (GroJIL) continues to receive submissions on general topics related to international law for its Volume 5, Issue II to be published in winter 2017 as well as its Volume 6, Issue I to be published in early summer 2018. For more details see below.

The GroJIL is a not-for-profit, open access electronic journal. It is led and edited by students at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. It seeks to advocate an outlook where legal change, rather than legal description, is at the forefront. Consequently, we particularly welcome submissions that use innovative methods and/or suggest new solutions to overcome the contemporary issues facing international law.


The Journal is open to all contributions on international law and particularly interested in receiving articles that specifically focus on how international law should engage with emerging challenges.


The Editorial Board will select the articles after a quality of research and writing check, as well as according to the relevance of the topic. It also undertakes the responsibility of reviewing the articles as regards both language and formatting. The word limit for accepted articles is 15,000 words. For more detailed information please consult the GroJIL author guidelines to be found here.

The editoral board continues to consider submissions for GroJIL 5(2) to be published in winter 2017. Depending on the quality of the manuscript and consequently the amount of review and editing that is required it cannot, however, be guaranteed that publication in the upcoming winter issue is possible. The editorial board will do its utmost to ensure timely review for articles to be potentially included in issue 5(2) – winter 2017. Any manuscripts received at this point in time that meet our quality standards are in any case guaranteed to be published at the latest in issue 6(1) in early summer 2018. If you want your article to be considered for publication please submit it by sending an email to