Contributions

1. Both Spanish and foreign experts -the latter including in particular members of the Latin American Community and the European Union- are welcome to submit their papers and other contributions to the journal for publication. Eligibility criteria are the interest of the topic and the scientific quality of the work; an anonymous process of scientific peer review guarantees both.

All contributions must be original and not yet published, hence no paper already printed in another journal, book or conference reports will be accepted. A work already published in the Revista Española de Derecho Internacional will only be allowed replica in another periodical or book provided a note is included referring to the previous publication in the Spanish Journal of International Law, with the number, year and pages of release.

2. Studies

Works intended to be published as “Studies” shall be written in Spanish and adjust to the common style guidelines (to be found here)

Contributions will be submitted by email to the senior manager editor of the Journal, Prof. Dra. Marta Requejo (marta.requejo@mpi.lu) or to the editor-in-chief, Prof. Dra. Araceli Mangas (amangas@der.ucm.es). Receipt of all originals will be acknowledged within thirty days.

The final decision on the publication of the originals submitted will be made on the basis of the evaluation reports issued by two scholars not belonging to the Editorial Board of the REDI; a double-blind method is applied. The evaluation will assess the originality, thoroughness, methodology, proposals and contributions of the paper to the state of the art in the area under exam. Preference will be given to studies taking into account the editorial lines defined by Editorial Board, adopted and made public in advance on the journal website.

The publication may be conditional on the amendment of the original version following the peer evaluation. If necessary the author may be required as well to introduce formal changes in order to meet the rules of style referred to above.

The final decision on the acceptance or not of the original, or on acceptance subject to modifications, will not exceed six months from receipt and will be motivated. Authors of the papers accepted for publication may be asked to correct the proofs; should this be the case the documents shall be returned within one week. The introduction of substantial changes at the stage is not allowed.

3. Forum.

The Forum section provides a platform for open discussion between scholars in an area within the scope of the Journal, on newsworthy topics identified in the six-month-period prior to the release of each issue. Contributions to the Forum will be made upon invitation; however, proposals to address a specific subject matter and the names of suitable writers to elaborate on it will be taken into consideration.

Coordinators:

  • Public International Law: Profª. Dra. Montserat Abad  (montserrat.abad@uc3m.es )
  • Private International Law: Prof Dr. Manuel Desantes (manuel.desantes@ua.es)
  • ​International Relations: Prof. Dr. José Luis de Castro (joseluis.decastro@ehu.eus)

Contributions for this section shall be written in Spanish in the form of a short paper, and follow the rules of style published at the Journal’s website (see above, under “Studies”).

4. Spanish practice in International law.

This section includes significant national practice (judicial decisions, administrative or diplomatic practice), if any, within the six-month-period prior to the release of each issue of the Journal, concerning International Relations, Public International Law or Private International Law.

See above, under “Studies”, for the rules of style.

Coordinators:

5. Book reviews. As a rule only book reviews or comments asked for by the coordinators of the section will be published. However, in exceptional cases book reviews made independently of any request may also be accepted. All books sent to the REDI (be it to the coordinators, the senior managing editor or the editor-in-chief) with an indication that they are intended for this section will be included in a list of books received.

Coordinators:

Book reviews shall be sent in Spanish and not exceed 6,000 characters. Further rules of style can be found at the Journal website (see above, under “Studies”).

6. To guarantee the biannual periodicity of the Journal all originals must be with the senior managing editor or the editor-in-chief no later than December 15 (for the first issue) and April 15 (second issue) of the ongoing year, no matter whether they have been sent to the coordinators of the sections or directly to the above-mentioned persons.

7. Any breach of these rules constitutes a ground for rejection of the original submitted.

8. The publication the pre-print of a contribution to the REDI in institutional repositories or a personal web of the author, in a Word version or his/her own pdf, is allowed once the original have been accepted by the secretariat of the REDI after the process of evaluation. The author must include a note at the beginning of his/her work according to which the contribution has been accepted by the REDI, indicating in which volume it will be included, and adding the words “at press”. Already published contributions can be stored by the author in Repositories of academic character, or personal webs, after 12 months since its publication.

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or address your query to

-. the senior managing editor, Marta Requejo Isidro, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute, 4, rue Alphonse Weicker, L-2721 Luxembourg (e-mail: marta.requejo@mpi.lu)

-. the editor-in-chief, Araceli Mangas Martin (Department of Public and Private International Law, Faculty of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain (email: amangas@der.ucm.es).