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ILR Editorial Policy Guideline for Authors

Statement of Editorial Policy Guidelines for Authors

EDITORIAL POLICY. The George Washington International Law Review (ILR) welcomes the submission of articles and essays on current issues in international and comparative law. Articles and essays may discuss problems having an impact on a nation’s legal, economic, or foreign policy. Articles and essays should be timely and provide an original, analytical, and in-depth treatment of the issue, rather than a summary of previous research efforts. The ILR’s primary focus is public and private international law; however, international affairs articles and essays will also be considered for publication. The ILR does not currently publish submissions from J.D. candidates.

STYLE. Articles and essays should be concisely written, well organized, and presented in an articulate and scholarly fashion. More descriptive presentation should be limited to background matter, and use of direct quotations should be kept to a minimum.

DOCUMENTATION. All major points must be well substantiated by reference to at least one authoritative source. Sources consulted should be recent and sufficient to indicate a thorough coverage of the topic. Overdependence on a few sources should be avoided. Where appropriate, reference may be made to a relevant section in the text. Citations to authority should be contained in the footnotes. Footnotes may also include elaboration of points raised in the text, or references to research sources pertaining to points peripheral to those discussed in the text. Footnotes should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) and should be up-to-date at the time of submission. The Chicago Manual of Style (16th rev. ed. 2010) should be consulted for matters of style not covered in The Bluebook. The editorial board reserves the right to transfer some textual materials to the footnotes or vice versa.

FORMAT. Articles and essays should be typed, triple-spaced, on 8½ x 11 paper, with a three-inch left-hand margin. The text should be organized into appropriate headings and subheadings. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and cross-referenced. In addition, all articles and essays should be accompanied by a current résumé or curriculum vitae.

SUBSCRIPTIONS. The ILR is a member of the National Conference of Law Reviews and is indexed in Contents of Current Legal Periodicals and Index to Legal Periodicals.

Cite as: Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev.

The ILR is a student-run and student-edited publication of The George Washington University Law School; it is published four times per year. Subscription prices for Volume 50 are as follows: domestic $45.00 per year, $10.00 per issue; foreign $50.00 per year, $12.00 per issue. In addition, we offer a $1.00 agency discount. In the absence of timely notice of termination, subscriptions will be automatically renewed. Previous issues include Studies in Law and Economic Development, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1966) through Vol. 2, No. 1 (1967); The Journal of International Law and Economic Development, Vol. 2, No. 2 (1968) through Vol. 5, No. 1 (1970); The Journal of International Law and Economics, Vol. 5, No. 2 (1971) through Vol. 15, No. 3 (1981); The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics, Vol. 16, No. 1 (1981) through Vol. 32, No. 3 (2000); and The George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 1 (2000). Reprints and bound volumes are available through William S. Hein & Co., 2350 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY 14068. Issues are also available in PDF format through HeinOnline at http://heinonline.org. Printed by Joe Christensen, Inc., 1540 Adams Street, Lincoln, NE 68521.

SUBMISSIONS. The ILR invites the submission of prospective articles, essays, and book reviews. All business communications should be sent to The George Washington International Law Review, 2028 G Street NW, Suite LL-017, Washington, D.C. 20052. Phone: (202) 994-4601. Email: gwilr.gwu@gmail.com. Website: http://gwilr.org/.

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Publication Process: 

After selecting which Articles and Notes to publish, the Article Editors (AE) work with the authors to fine tune the above-the-line text. Thereafter, the ILR Members and Managing Editors (ME) collect the cited sources, substantiate the claims, and edit the footnote citations. The Executive Production Editor (EPE) then completes a final review before sending each Issue to our printer.