The European Journal of Legal Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access online journal founded in 2007 and run by Ph.D. researchers of the law department of the European University Institute in Florence.

Submissions should be sent as Word files to [email protected]*

EJLS accepts submissions on a rolling basis in the fields of:

  • European law
  • International law
  • Comparative law
  • Legal theory

We publish two types of articles:

We warmly welcome high-quality articles demonstrating a comparative, contextual or interdisciplinary approach to legal scholarship.

The Journal is also committed to multilingualism and accepts submissions in any European language (within the capacity of the Editorial Board at the time).

As the European Journal of Legal Studies is an open-access journal, no publication fees are charged and all articles are freely available for research, download, copy and printing in PDF format.

Authors publishing with EJLS are encouraged to register for an ORCID iD.

EJLS Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

EJLS Spring 2020 issue

To be considered for publication in our Spring 2020 issue, articles should be sent as Word files to [email protected] by 15 January 2020.


If it is not practicable to send an electronic copy, articles may be submitted in hard copy to:

The Editor-in-Chief
European Journal of Legal Studies
c/o EUI, Law Department,
Villa Salviati, Via Bolognese
156 50139 Florence – Italy