American Journal of International Law

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the American Journal of International Law (AJIL) is issuing a worldwide call for papers for an Agora symposium to be published in the October 2020 issue of the Journal. The topic – “The International Legal Order and the Global Pandemic” – recognizes that the present crisis raises foundational questions for the international legal order that extend beyond the immediate challenges to public health and economic stability. Papers can address any aspect of this topic from a historical, institutional, doctrinal, normative, critical, or geopolitical perspective, or a mix of approaches. Full details here.

To aid in research at this time of crisis, the Society has unlocked pandemic-related research from its Cambridge University Publications archive. The content will be publicly available through June.
Cambridge University Press Announces Temporary Suspension of Journal Printing
Online Access to Continue Without Interruption

We have been notified that, due to the COVID-19 situation, Cambridge University Press (CUP) has halted journal printing from March 25 until further notice. Once printing resumes, ASIL print subscribers will receive print copies of any issue(s) you've missed during this period. In the meantime, you will continue to enjoy uninterrupted online access to all of our journal publications. We know that all of our members and subscribers want our friends and colleagues at CUP to stay safe and healthy through this emergency, and we look forward to their resuming print operations when it is safe for them to do so. If you have any questions, please contact Justine Stefanelli, Director of Publications and Research, at

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.

Editors in Chief: Curtis Bradley and Laurence Helfer

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Interviews with AJIL Co-Editors in Chief Curtis Bradley and Laurence Helfer.

Introducing the Editors-In-Chief of the American Journal of International Law

Introducing the Editors-In-Chief of the American Journal of International Law

Ambitions for the future of the American Journal of International Law

Ambitions for the future of the American Journal of International Law

"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

AJIL has a high 5-year impact factor of 1.940. The Journal ranks as the most-cited international law journal on Google Scholar. The nonprofit, scholarly periodical resource JSTOR considers AJIL to be “the premier English-language scholarly journal in its field."