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.

EJLS accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Articles should be sent as Word files to [email protected]*

EJLS accepts submissions 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).

By submitting your work for review to EJLS, you are committing to refrain from submission of this work to, or publication of this work in, any other journal, volume, platform or website, regardless of type and nature, for the entire duration of the review and publication process. In the event of rejection of the submission, this obligation shall be terminated. In the event of acceptance for publication of the submission, you will be asked to sign a Copyright License Agreement which provides for limited exceptions to this commitment.

EJLS welcomes submissions that were published as working papers, provided that the paper was substantially revised prior to submission to EJLS. Authors shall inform the Managing Editor that the submission was published before as a working paper, failing which the submission may be identified as a case of plagiarism which results in the immediate rejection of the paper. If the submission is accepted for publication, authors must commit to replacing the working paper on all platforms where it appears with the final version of the paper as it will appear in EJLS, with mention that the paper is forthcoming, or was published, in EJLS.

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


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