American Journal of International Law

The American Journal of International Law (AJIL) has been published quarterly since 1907. It features articles, editorials, notes, and comments by pre-eminent scholars on developments in international law and international relations. The Journal contains summaries and analyses of decisions by national and international courts and arbitral or other tribunals, and of contemporary U.S. practice in international law. Each issue lists recent publications in English and other languages, many of which are reviewed in depth. The Journal is indispensable for all professionals working in international law, economics, trade, and foreign affairs. 

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Books Recently Reviewed in AJIL

  • International Law in the U.S. Legal System, by Curtis A. Bradley, reviewed by Ingrid Wuerth

  • The Quest for World Order and Human Dignity in the Twenty-First Century: Constitutive Process and Individual Commitment, by W. Michael Reisman, reviewed by Yuval Shany

  • International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: Continuity and Change, edited by David L. Sloss, Michael D. Ramsey, and William S. Dodge, reviewed by Jean Galbraith

  • Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons, by Burns H. Weston and David Bollier, reviewed by John H. Knox

  • International Law in Financial Regulation and Monetary Affairs, edited by Thomas Cottier, John H. Jackson, and Rosa M. Lastra, reviewed by Dukgeun Ahn

  • Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement, edited by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Marcelo G. Kohen, and Jorge E. Viñuales, reviewed by Anna Spain

  • Non-proliferation Law as a Special Regime: A Contribution to Fragmentation Theory in International Law, edited by Daniel Joyner and Marco Roscini, reviewed by James D. Fry


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A subscription to the Journal consists of four issues over the course of 12 months from the time of payment (with the annual index being part of the October issue). As a part of their benefits, unless they opt for a discounted dues rate that conveys electronic only access, ASIL members receive four print issues of the Journal, starting with the issue published in the first full month following dues receipt. All ASIL members have online access to the two most recent years of the Journal


The freestanding (non-member) subscription rate for the Journal is $230.00 per year ($205 for online access only), plus $40 for shipping the print version beyond the United States.


"Nobody working in international law can do so without the American Journal of International Law."

Professor Jochen Abraham Frowein, former Director, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

The Journal ranks as the most-cited international law journal on Google Scholar. It is also considered by the nonprofit, scholarly periodical resource JSTOR to be "the premier English-language scholarly journal in its field."