Asian Journal of International Law
Published By : Serials Publications
Frequency : Semi-Annual
ISSN : 0973-5097
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Instructions to the Authors

Asian Journal of International Law (AJIL) is a refereed journal of international law focusing on international legal issues in general and Asian region in particular. Scholarly and original articles on the following subjects such as public international law, treaty relations and conventions, the functioning of the WTO and its bodies, application of various agreements under WTO, impact of them on developing and least developed countries, international humanitarian law, international law on resources – land, sea, air space, environment, application of international law in municipal legal systems, Asian cooperation, and private international law are invited for publication.

The Journal is published in June/July every year. Submissions are accepted the whole year on a rolling basis but to be considered for the coming June/July issue, submissions should not be later than end of February.

Guide for Authors

Authors may kindly note the following instructions in submitting the papers for publication:

1. The articles should be analytical, and products of original research or study. The maximum word limit for Articles is 8,000 and Shorter notes or comments must not exceed 3,000 words. An abstract of 150 words shall also be accompanied.

2. Articles published or submitted for publication elsewhere will not be entertained. Hence there shall be a declaration by the author to that effect, when submitting the article for consideration to the Editorial Board.

3. Apart from ‘Articles’ and ‘Shorter Notes or Comments’, submissions are also welcome for ‘International Decisions’ (commentary on recent decisions of the ICJ, ITLOS or WTO panels), and ‘Recent Developments in International Law’ (short notes on recent works of the ILC).

4. The submissions shall conform to the following citation system:


 W.R. Cornish, Intellectual Property, (4th.ed., London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1999) 68.

Article from edited book:

 M.L. Upadhyaya, ‘Right Goal, Wrong Strategy and Side Effects’ in D.R. Saxena (ed.), Law, Justice and Social Change, (New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications, 1996) 121 at 124.

Article from journal:

 S.P. Sathe, ‘Unfinished Agenda: The Constitution at the Crossroads’, (2000) 42 Journal of The Indian Law Institute 171 at 175.

 Arthur E. Appleton, ‘Shrimp/Turtle: Untangling the Net’, (1999) 2 JIEL 477 at 479.

 Not contradicting the above, the authors may follow generally the style guide of the “Oxford Standard Citation of Legal Authorities”, available at

5. It is preferred that submissions are sent as email attachments in MS Word form to, together with a cover letter and a brief resume. Alternatively, two copies of the manuscript, typed, double-spaced, on one side of A 4 paper, accompanied by the text on floppy disk in MS Word form, can be sent to the following address:

Dr. Abdul Ghafur Hamid @ Khin Maung Sein
Associate Professor, Ahmad Ibrahim Faculty of Laws
International Islamic University Malaysia
P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Email:

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