Since its advent in 1961, the Canadian Yearbook of International Law has had three main objectives: to make available to Canadians and the international community a systematic presentation of the best Canadian and international thought on problems of international law; to promote the development and dissemination of Canadian research on international law; and to make available documents and commentaries that reveal the practice of Canadian institutions in matters of international law. Issued annually under the auspices of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association (Canadian Society of International Law) and the Canadian Council on International Law, the Yearbook contains articles of lasting significance in the field of international legal studies; a notes and comments section; a digest of international economic law; a section on current Canadian practice in international law (including recent parliamentary declarations and Canadian treaty actions); a digest of important Canadian cases in the fields of public and private international law; and a book reviews section.
Submissions of articles, notes, comments and book reviews are invited from Canadian and non-Canadian authors alike. The annual submission deadline is January 31 for materials to appear in the volume relating to the immediately preceding calendar year, although earlier submissions are encouraged as the Yearbook has a rolling acceptance policy. All submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review process. Manuscripts should generally be in the range of 12,000-20,000 words for articles; under 12,000 words for notes or comments; and 1,500-2,500 words for book reviews (all word counts inclusive of footnotes). Manuscripts should be double-spaced (preferably in Microsoft Word format), with citations formatted according to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 7th edition (McGill Guide), and should be submitted as follows:
- English-language manuscripts of articles, notes or comments should be sent to the attention of Professor John Currie, Editor in Chief, at email@example.com;
- French-language manuscripts of articles, notes or comments should be sent to the attention of Professor René Provost, Associate Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org;
- book review manuscripts or solicitations, in French or English, should be sent to the attention of Professor Nicole LaViolette, Assistant to the Editors, at email@example.com.