Contributions welcome for The Canadian Yearbook of International Law
Established in 1961, The Canadian Yearbook of International Law is a leading international academic journal covering both public and private international legal issues. Edited by full-time legal academics, the Yearbook publishes peer-reviewed work of lasting significance in both English and French. It also aims to make Canadian practice in international law accessible to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. Published first by UBC Press, and now by Cambridge University Press, the Yearbook is a past winner of the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing.
The Yearbook has a long history of attracting involvement from leading international law scholars in Canada, led by the efforts of its past editors, Professors C.B. Bourne (University of British Columbia), Jacques-Yvan Morin (Université de Montréal), D.M. McRae (University of Ottawa) and A.L.C. de Mestral (McGill University). Today, the Yearbook’s editorial team consists of Editor-in-Chief, Professor John Currie (University of Ottawa) and Associate Editor, Professor René Provost (McGill University), assisted by Professor Frédéric Mégret (McGill University) and Professor Joanna Harrington (University of Alberta).
Book Review Submissions
Each volume of the Yearbook contains a section featuring five or six reviews of recent books published on topics of both public and private international law. The aim of the “Book Reviews” section is to provide the readership with guidance on recent contributions to the literature.
Many book reviews are solicited by the Book Reviews Editor. However, the Yearbook will also consider proposals to review a specific book. A proposal should identify the book suggested for review (author, title, publisher, publication date, publisher’s website link for the book); state why this book is likely to be of interest to the readers of the Yearbook; and provide a short description of how the reviewer’s background makes them well suited to review the proposed book.
With the Yearbook being an annual publication, a proposed review must concern a book published in the year to which the intended volume of the Yearbook relates. For example, a book published in 2019 will be reviewed in the 2019 volume of the Yearbook, which will be published in 2020. Manuscripts for book reviews are due in February of each year. Book reviews are typically between 1500-2500 words in length, inclusive of footnotes (with minimal rather than extensive footnoting). Reviews are written in English or French. Examining past volumes of the Yearbook will provide guidance as to format and style. Manuscripts for book reviews are subject to editorial review.
To submit a proposal, please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Professor Joanna Harrington, at the University of Alberta. Email: email@example.com