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Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.

The Journal of International Economic Law welcomes contributions of articles, notes and book reviews related to international economic law.

Format and style

Articles should normally range from 5,000 to 10,000 words and should be prefaced by an abstract of less than 200 words. Book reviews and Notes should in general not exceed 2500 words. Authors are invited to follow the journal's style sheet which may downloaded by clicking here. Authors may also wish to download the WTO dispute settlement reports citations and the GATT dispute settlement reports citations .

Manuscripts must be prepared in the style of the Journal (see style sheet and a recent issue). Footnotes, indicated by superscript figures in the text, should be used for listing references. Tables and figures should be provided as separate files and their location indicated in the text.

Authors are asked to use mathematics only when its application is a necessary condition for achieving the stated objective of the paper. When mathematics is used, the necessity for doing so should be explained, and the major premises in the argument and its conclusions should be made intelligible to a reader without a background in mathematics. Wherever possible, authors are encouraged to put the mathematical portions of their arguments into an appendix.

Peer review process

The Journal of International Economic Law is a peer reviewed journal. Authors should confirm that the manuscript has not been, and will not be, submitted elsewhere at the same time. Papers scheduled for future publication in book form will be considered, provided they would appear first in the JIEL, and full details of such publication should be provided when they are first submitted.

The review process is divided in two stages. Manuscripts are first appraised by the editors-in-chief. If the subject, quality, and content of the manuscript are apparently appropriate for publication in the Journal, the manuscript is sent out to other members of the editorial board for a detailed review. The JIEL aims at completing the review of manuscripts within two months from the date of receipt. However, we regret that due to the high number of submissions we receive this goal cannot always be accomplished.


To submit your manuscript to the journal please go to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jiel . Paper or email submissions are not accepted.

Copyright and offprints

It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors grant an exclusive licence to Oxford University Press. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. In granting the licence, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and Oxford University Press is notified in writing and in advance. In consideration for granting the exclusive licence, the publisher will supply the author with free access to their article. The free URL allows readers free access to the full text of your paper whether or not they are a subscriber to the journal. Further offprints may be ordered at extra cost when returning proofs. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to quote material from copyright sources.


Journal of International Economic Law authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in Journal of International Economic Law can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:

  • Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY)
  • Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC BY-NC)
  • Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND)
Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.

You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are: 

Regular charge - £1850/ $3000 / €2450 

Reduced Rate Developing country charge* - £925 / $1500 / €1225 

Free Developing country charge* - £0 /$0 / €0 

*Visit our Developing Countries page for a list of qualifying countries

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply. 

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution, and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.

Crossref Funding Data Registry

In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources, or state if there are none, during the submission process. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here .


For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page .


Language editing, particularly if English is not your first language, can be used to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by the journal editors and reviewers. Please note that edited manuscripts will still need to undergo peer-review by the journal.

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