Europe and the World: A law review

An open-access law review journal publishing high quality original papers, reviews and case notes, on the place of Europe in the world.
(UCL Press)


Europe and the World: A law review is a fully peer reviewed, open access journal. It aims to contribute to legal scholarship on the place of Europe in the world, with a particular but by no means exclusive focus on the EU's external relations law.

The journal serves as a forum where the national, international and EU perspectives meet and engage. The journal therefore does not follow the traditional distinctions between EU, international, and national law. While primarily offering legal doctrinal and theoretical analyses, the journal also publishes multi-disciplinary work and political science and international relations contributions with an external perspective on the law of EU’s external relations.

Europe and the World: A law review publishes article-length papers and shorter pieces offering an analysis of topical issues or recent cases, as well as review articles and special issues.


Prof Christina Eckes, Faculty of Law, European Public Law, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prof Piet Eeckhout, Faculty of Laws, UCL, UK
Assoc. Prof Anne Thies, School of LawUniversity of Reading, UK


Editorial Board

Assoc. Prof Geert De Baere, Court of Justice of the European Union, and Institute for European Law, KU Leuven, Netherlands and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Netherlands
Prof Samantha Besson, Law Faculty, Université de Fribourg Universität Freiburg, Switzerland
Prof Gráinne de Búrca, New York University School of Law, USA
Prof Marise Cremona, Department of Law, European University Institute, Italy
Prof Javier Díez-Hochleitner Rodríguez, Public Law and Legal Philosophy, Autónoma University of Madrid (UAM), Spain
Prof Peter Van Elsuwege, Department of European, Public and International LawUniversity of Ghent, Belgium
Joni Heliskoski, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, Finland
Frank Hoffmeister, European Commission, Belgium
Prof Christine Kaddous, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Prof Pieter-Jan Kuijper, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prof Elisa Morgera, Strathclyde Centre Environmental Law Governance, University of Strathclyde, UK
Prof Sara Poli, Department of Political Science, University of Pisa, Italy
Prof August Reinisch, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna, Austria
Judge Allan Rosas, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Prof Joanne Scott, Faculty of Laws, UCL, UK
Prof Ramses Wessel, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Journal information

ISSN: 2399-2875 

Published by:
UCL Press
University College London (UCL)
Gower Street

Twitter: @uclpress

Europe and the World: A law review publishes articles continuously (as and when articles are ready for publication).


Open-access policy

All articles published in Europe and the World: A law review are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) 4.0 international license agreement and published open access, making them immediately and freely available to read and download. The CC-BY license agreement allows authors to retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of the work. Further information regarding this can be found at and licensing terms and conditions can be found in our Journals Editorial Policy.


Abstracting & Indexing

UCL Press works with subject specific indexers to deposit published articles in relevant repositories and search databases. Articles published in Europe and the World: A law review are indexed in the following:

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • OpenAIRE
  • ScienceOpen database
  • Portico digital archive
  • UCL Discovery
  • Google Scholar
  • Baidu


Peer review

Europe and the World: A law review operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review.

Further information regarding peer review can be found on our editorial policy and peer review policy pages.


Article publication charges (APC)

UCL Press journals do not charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication in this journal. Europe and the World: A law review authors will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication of their article.

Call for papers 

Submissions procedure pdf. 

How to submit

All submissions to the journal should be made via the journals submission system, at

Manuscripts should be formatted according to Europe and the World: A law review submission guidelines

Submission enquiries should be sent to the Editors by email to Manuscripts that are not formatted appropriately for the journal will be referred to edit accordingly before peer review. The journal runs a continuous publication model – articles are published in the journal as and when they are ready.

The journal operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit the manuscript as:

  1. The complete manuscript not blinded, as a word file (.doc/.docx, etc.) and;
  2. An anonymous PDF version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review (anonymisation includes references to authors, acknowledgements, self references, and any electronic author identification., etc.) Manuscripts may be returned before peer review if manuscripts are not sufficiently blinded.




Preparing your manuscript


Quick reference author guidelines

  • Please submit your manuscript as a Word (.doc/.docx) file and an anonymised PDF version stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) that can be sent to reviewers
  • Please provide an abstract of no more than 250 words
  • Please also include up to five keywords for the article and the word count of your manuscript (including footnotes)
  • Please submit the text single-spaced, use a 12-point font and employ italics, rather than underlining (excluding URLs)
  • Please do not use endnotes
  • Authors, whose first language is not English, may consider language editing before submitting the manuscript
  • We invite case notes and short essays on current legal developments between 5-8,000 words (including footnotes)
  • We also invite special issue proposals and suggestions for book reviews/review articles. If you are interested in writing a review article/book review please contact the editors


Citation Style

Please make sure that your manuscript complies with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCALA), available here.


Article types

Original article
Original research articles are detailed studies reporting original research classified as primary literature (usually around 8-12,000 words).

European Law and Practice article
Case notes, current legal developments (usually around 5-8,000 words).

Review article
Reviews provide critical and systematic appraisal of the current research to provide authoritative judgement to its particular context, topic, and field.

Book review
Book reviews are brief concise articles that provide an evaluation of a published scholarly book.

Book reviews are generally by invite only, however suggestions are welcome and should be sent to the Editors of the journal. A book review might assess the importance of a book's contributions to a particular field covered by the journal’s aims and scope and should aim to objectively review the strengths and weaknesses that concern the journals audience (please refer to the journals aims and scope).

Special issues



The European Union’s External Action: Views from the Outside

Guest editors: Dr Jed Odermatt (The City Law School, City, University of London, UK) and Professor Ramses A. Wessel (European and Economic Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Publication date: from the 12 April 2021



Reflections on Opinion 1/17 (CETA)

Publication date: from the 5 Februray 2020



Considering EU External Relations After Brexit

Guest editors: Professor Paul James Cardwell (University of Strathclyde, UK) and Dr Rachael Dickson (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Publication date: from the 19 December 2019


Economic and Non-economic Values and Objectives in the EU’s International Trade: Actors and Processes in Resolving Normative Tensions

Guest editors: Dr Urszula Jaremba (Europa Instituut, Utrecht University School of Law, Netherlands), Dr Machiko Kanetake, (International and European Law, Utrecht University School of Law, Netherlands) and Dr Ingrid Koning (Molengraaff Institute for Private Law, Utrecht University School of Law, Netherlands)
Publication date: 26 June 2019



Extraterritoriality of EU Law and Human Rights after Lisbon

Guest editors: Dr Samantha Velluti (University of Sussex, UK) and Dr Vassilis P. Tzevelekos (University of Liverpool, UK)
Publication date: 10 October 2018



Europe and the World: A law review welcomes proposals from Guest Editors for specific special issues. These special issues are themed and focused publications that fit within the overarching remit of the journal. Proposals are welcome from editors with a specialism in any relevant field.

All general enquiries should be made to the Editors at

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