The German Law Journal has a proud and successful tradition of publishing timely and innovative special issues. Some of these have become standard works in their respective areas of research. The Journal’s board often develops these.
But each year the Journal also publishes one or two special issues that have been curated by external, guest editors. Many of these are publications following a conference and are much more widely read than edited collections by publishers.
We particularly encourage the submission of special issue proposals which engage with cutting edge research within the ambit of German, European, Comparative, and International law and advance the dynamic, and increasingly meaningful, fields of transnational legal scholarship.
Special issues will be selected once a year for the next volume.
A call for special issue proposals will be announced at the Journal’s website. This is an open call, inviting proposals on any topic likely to be of interest to the Journal’s readers. The standard for selection will be the proposal’s quality, including timeliness, innovativeness, and strength of the project’s content.
There is no set structure for the special issues but we would expect the guest editor(s) to write an introductory paper explaining the overall project and presenting the individual papers.
The number and length of contributions in a special issue depend on the topic and the approach taken.