CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THREE EDITORIAL POSITIONS
The American Journal of International Law (AJIL) invites nominations for three editorial positions that are open to people who are not on the Board of Editors. Nominations, along with supporting information, such as a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, should be sent to the AJIL’s Administrative Editor: email@example.com. Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2022. All three positions require a significant time commitment, as well as attention to detail and the ability to manage many tasks and meet deadlines. We especially encourage nominations of people from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and of anyone who would make the AJIL editorial team more diverse. Questions about the positions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Review Editor: Identifies books for review; solicits reviewers for selected books; works to ensure diversity in coverage and authors; edits book reviews for content and style; works with the editors-in-chief and the Board to ensure broad coverage of the field and to develop timely ideas for review essays.
Contemporary Practice of the United States: Monitors government publications and the news for current events relating to international law; selects topics to cover; writes and edits content; works to ensure coverage of a diverse range of topics and actors; works closely with the editors-in-chief and the Board. The person in this position has long relied on students at the editor’s home institution to help monitor current events and draft content; those students usually receive class credit or monetary payments for their work.
Managing Editor of AJIL Unbound: Works with the Supervising Editor of AJIL Unbound and with the other Managing Editors to develop symposia and recruit authors; manages the details of the production schedule and ensures on-time submissions; edits essays for content and style.
The American Journal of International Law (AJIL) is a leading peer-reviewed journal, published quarterly since 1907. It features articles, essays, editorial comments, current developments, and book reviews by pre-eminent scholars and practitioners from around the world addressing developments in public and private international law and foreign relations law. The Journal also contains analyses of decisions by national and international courts and tribunals as well as a section on contemporary U.S. practice in international law. AJIL, and its online companion, AJIL Unbound, are indispensable for all professionals working in international law, economics, trade, and foreign affairs.
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AJIL Unbound supplements AJIL’s print edition by publishing short, original essays of international legal scholarship on this website. Featuring timely essays written in a readable style accessible to policymakers, practitioners, and students, AJIL Unbound seeks to broaden and diversify the scholarly exchanges begun in the pages of AJIL and to introduce new ones online. All AJIL Unbound content is freely available for all to read immediately on publication.
AJIL Worldwide Call for Papers: The War in Ukraine
AJIL is soliciting papers for an Agora symposium on "The War in Ukraine and the Future of the International Legal Order" to be published in the October 2022 issue of the Journal. The deadline for submissions is June 20, 2022. Further details are available here.
AJIL Bookmarked is a new video series in which board members from the American Journal of International Law select an article from the journal archives to read or re-read. Dip into the AJIL archives to explore how scholarship has changed or to find key research from the past.
Second Video: Monica Hakimi, of the AJIL Board of Editors, discusses "Role of the 'New' Asian-African Countries in the Present International Legal Order" in this episode of AJIL Bookmarked. Read the article Monica is discussing here.
Fourth Video: Anne van Aaken, of the AJIL Board of Editors, discusses "The Swing of the Pendulum: From Overestimation to Underestimation of International Law" in this episode of AJIL Bookmarked. Read the article Anne is discussing here.
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To aid in research at this time of crisis, the Society has unlocked pandemic-related research from its Cambridge University Publications archive.
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