The Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law is now accepting submissions for Volume 22.

General Information

The Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law seeks to publish original scholarship on international, transnational, comparative, and foreign law. The DJCIL welcomes submissions from professors and practitioners.


Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Because offers of publication are made on a rolling basis, we encourage authors to submit manuscripts as early as possible.

Submit Online

We accept submissions online through ExpressO and by email at

Submit via Regular Mail

If you are unable to submit electronically, we will accept submissions via regular mail. We strongly prefer that submissions by regular mail include an electronic copy on disk or CD.

Please send these submissions to:
Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
Duke University School of Law
c/o Articles Editor
210 Science Drive
Box 90364
Durham, NC 27708-0364


The DJCIL has a strong preference for articles of fewer than 35,000 words (or roughly 70 law review pages), including footnotes; longer articles will only be published in exceptional circumstances. Shorter essays are welcomed.

All articles should be submitted in English. The text should be double-spaced and footnotes must conform with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed.). Authors should be prepared to supply any cited sources upon request.

Expedited Reviews

In limited cases, we can expedite the review of a submitted article if the author is facing strict response deadlines by other journals that have already accepted the article. To request an expedited review, please send an email to (Please include “Request for Expedited Review: TITLE OF ARTICLE” in the subject heading.)

Please provide the following information in your correspondence:

  1. Author name and contact information (phone and email)
  2. Article title
  3. Journals that have accepted the article
  4. Deadlines those journals have given the author
  5. The latest possible date that the author can be given a decision

The DJCIL will try to accommodate authors’ requests.

Selection Process

The DJCIL’s Articles Editors will carefully review your article once it is received. Upon recommendation of the Articles Editors, the article selection committee will meet and make a final decision regarding publication. Typically, Duke Law School faculty are consulted on the evaluation of articles. Once an article has been selected, the Editor-in-Chief will contact the author with a contract and further information on the publication process.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions.