Types of Papers to Submit
The Houston Journal of International Law publishes high-quality articles, comments, recent development notes, essays, and book reviews written by attorneys, professors, and students on current international legal issues. In addition to traditional, full-length articles, we publish shorter articles concerning new and developing areas of international law for our Recent Developments section of each issue. These articles are typically around 2,500-5,000 words and should be fully referenced and formatted in the same manner as a full-length article. The Journal publishes articles on all aspects of public and private international law. Additionally, each year we publish the HJIL Energy Issue, devoted entirely to developments in the international energy industry. We welcome recent development articles from attorneys practicing in this dynamic area of law and commerce.
Format of Submissions
All submissions should be typewritten, double-spaced, 12 point font (Courier or Times New Roman, preferred), with 1-inch margins. Authors should use footnotes as opposed to endnotes. Footnotes should be in the same font and size as the body text. Furthermore, authors must cite in accordance with the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, available from the Harvard Law Review Association.
All submissions should be accompanied by a brief abstract of the manuscript as well as the author’s Curriculum Vitae.
How and Where to Submit
Agreements by Authors
Except as otherwise expressly provided, the author of each article published in the Journal grants permission for copies of that article to be made for classroom use in a nationally accredited law school, provided that (1) copies are distributed at or below cost; (2) the author and journal are identified; and (3) proper notice of copyright is affixed to each copy. Except as otherwise expressly provided, copyright in each article is held jointly by the Journal and the individual contributor. Author(s) must execute a Publication and Copyright Agreement with the Journal prior to publication.