Submission of Papers

  1. General.

The Journal is open for publication to Spanish and foreign specialists in the areas of public international law, private international law or international relations. Publication is conditional upon the adequate elaboration, scientific interest and quality of the paper submitted, which is to be assessed by peer-reviewers. All contributions must be original and still unpublished; papers already printed elsewhere will not be accepted. Articles issued in the Spanish Journal of International Law may be republished in other journals or in collective books, provided a note is added referring to the previous publication in the Spanish Journal of International Law, indicating the issue, year and pages.

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  1. Estudios.

Papers intended to be published as “Estudios” shall be sent by email to the senior manager editor, Prof. Dr. Marta Requejo ( or to the editor-in-chief, Prof. Dr. Araceli Mangas ( Reception of the originals will be acknowledged within thirty days. Preference will be given to studies matching one or several editorial lines of the Journal, adopted   and made public for each issue in advance.

Acceptance for publication is conditional upon a positive peer-review assessment vis-à vis the innovative character, methodological approach, scientific proposal and contribution of a given paper. The evaluation is entrusted to external academics not belonging to the editorial board of the Journal; the anonymity is ensured both regarding the author and the reviewers. The publication may be conditioned to the amendments, if any, suggested by the reviewers with respect to the original version. Authors may be asked as well to ensure the editorial rules are met.

The decision regarding the publication or refusal of a paper submitted to the REDI shall be reasoned; it will be communicated six months after submission at the latest. The authors of accepted papers may be required to proof-read the first printed proofs, and to return them within a week. At this stage no substantial changes will be allowed.

The outcome of the peer-review assessment may be shared with the other journals of the AEPDIRI (Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales and Spanish Yearbook of International Law)


  1. Foro.

The "Foro" section is a non-fixed one devoted to contributions on topical issues identified as such during the semester prior to the publication of each issue, in the form of a debate between two or more specialists. As a rule participation to the Foro is made upon invitation; proposals to the Editorial Board may nevertheless be taken into consideration.



  1. Práctica española.

This non-fixed section focuses on relevant national practice (judicial, administrative or diplomatic decisions), in the fields of International Relations, Public International Law or Private International Law. The section may host "Estudios" (see above) as well as shorter texts. The studies published under this section will be submitted to a peer evaluation process, and must meet all the editorial conditions required for the Estudio.



  1. Bibliografía.

As a rule, all book reviews will be commissioned by the Section coordinators. Books sent to the REDI (to the Section coordinators, the editor-in-chief or the senior manager editor) and meant for this section will be included in a list published at the end of each issue.



6. In order to guarantee the periodicity of the Journal all manuscripts and contributions must be submitted before November 1st, for the first annual issue, and May 15th, for the second.

7. Any breach of these rules will entail the rejection of the original submitted.

8. A manuscript (pre-print) sent for publication in REDI shall not be published in any way prior to its evaluation and acceptance by the Editorial Board. The publication in institutional repositories or personal websites, either in Word format or as a pdf file, is allowed once the manuscript have been positively assessed, with the amendments suggested by the reviewers, if any (post-print). A note shall be included stating the fact that the contribution has been accepted and its pending publication in the REDI, with reference to the specific issue. Once the manuscript has been released the post-print text shall be immediately replaced with the final one in the pdf format provided by the editor. During the embargo established by the publisher, the publication may only appear at the author's personal website or in academic institutional repositories. After the embargo period (the last two issues of REDI), the author has full freedom to make it public by any means.

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