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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

Utrecht Journal of International and European Law considers every submission it receives. The Board of Editors carefully reviews the articles based on topic, level of academic content and style. Subsequently, the most promising articles are submitted to our referees. In order to be passed on for peer review, the article must be recommended by both the Editors whom were asked to review it in detail and must be approved by a majority of the Editorial Board.

We apply a double blind peer review, meaning that the author's name and affiliation are not made public to the referee or Editorial Board (apart from the Solicitations Editor). The referee's name and affiliation are also not revealed to the author.

Our Referee Committee includes professors and practitioners who are experts in the field of European and international law. They will assess the article and decide whether it is fit for publication in our academic journal. Their decision will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Scope
  2. Accurate content
  3. Structure
  4. Academic language
  5. References
  6. Contribution to academia
  7. The author's capability to distinguish facts from opinions

The final decision on whether to publish or abstain therefrom is made by the Board of Editors. However, no article will be published unless approved by the Referee Committee. If revisions to an article are requested, a final decision on publication will only be made after the revisions have been submitted.

We maintain contact with the authors by email and we expect authors to be available during the reviewing process.

Section Policies

Research Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Case Notes

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Conference Report

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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