Submission Guidelines

The Jus Cogens Blog welcomes submissions on a diverse set of international law themes from scholars, practitioners, and students. We particularly encourage university students and early academics/practitioners to submit their writings to the Blog. All writers must adhere to the following guidelines. In case of any confusion, please write to us on the given email address. 

  • All submissions must be written in English. 
  • The standard word limit for submissions is 1500 words. We understand that some issues require a longer analysis and so we will exceptionally accept longer articles but they might be divided into separate posts. If you are planning to write a longer article, please write to us through to discuss your article with the Editorial Team. 
  • All submissions must be the original work of the writer. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. 
  • All submissions must be properly referenced, with the citations either given within the text or through hyperlinks. We will not accept submissions with footnotes. Please use APA Style 7th Edition for in-text citations. Guidance on this style can be found here:  
  • We will not accept submissions that use inflammatory or defamatory language, or any kind of hate speech. All submissions must be free from advancing any political agenda or opinion. 
  • We will not accept submissions that have been posted elsewhere. 

Please note that all submissions will be reviewed carefully by members of the Editorial Team and possibly sent back to writers for further edits. Publication is not guaranteed and will depend on the following criteria: 

  • Adherence to the submission guidelines. 
  • The language used is grammatically correct with proper sentence structure and the writing is overall coherent.
  • The analysis is well structured, of quality, and on a relevant international legal issue. 
  • It is not repetitive in content to already published articles on the Blog and elsewhere. 

Please email your submission to the Blog using Please include a one-line profile and a photo (optional) along with your submission. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.