Journal of International Law and Islamic Law

Call for Papers

The Journal of International Law and Islamic Law (JILIL) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its December 2014 edition.

JILIL is a peer reviewed electronic journal (available at: and will soon also be available on Hein Online.


Prof. Shaheen Sardar Ali, University of Warwick
Prof. Javaid Rehman, Brunel University
Dr. Amir Ali Majid, Barrister
Dr. Ayesha Shahid, Brunel University

Book Review Editor
Dr. Eleni Polymenopoulou

Topics of particular interest include:

Islamic State application of International law; Comparative Islamic State practice; Law Reform in the Muslim world; The application of Sharia in Muslim or Non Muslim states; The accommodation of Muslims in non-Muslim states.


The journal comprises of three sections – (1) ‘Articles’ (2) ‘Recent Developments’, and (3) Book Review. Submissions for ‘Articles’ should be between 8,000 - 10,000 words. Submissions to ‘Recent Developments’ should be between 3,000 - 5,000 words.

Editorial Correspondence, including submissions to journal should be made electronically to the Editors Journal of International Law and Islamic Law. and

All submissions must be original, unpublished works, not under consideration elsewhere and will be peer-reviewed. Publication is subject to transfer of copyright to the publisher.

Book Reviews and Recent Developments

Those interested in undertaking a book review should contact Dr. Eleni Polymenopoulou to receive an up to date list of received books. Contributions to Recent Developments sections should also be sent to her at Eleni.

The deadline for submitting papers for the June edition is 15th September 2014. Submissions received after this date will only be considered for the following edition.

For further information, including submission criteria and style guidelines please refer to:

Guidelines for Authors
All submissions must be submitted in Microsoft Word and referenced using Oscola style: Referencing software (e.g. Endnote or Refworks) should not be used. Articles should not exceed 10,000 words (including footnotes and references). Articles for the ‘Recent Developments’ section should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words. An abstract of 50-150 words and a short biography of the author are required. JILIL is a peer reviewed journal.

Every submission will be considered by an Editor or member of the Editorial Board and an anonymous external reviewer. In the majority of cases a decision will be made within ten weeks regarding whether the article has been accepted, rejected or accepted subject to specific changes or improvements being made.

Emphasis is placed on the need for submissions to be highly original, display critical analysis and overall be of an excellent academic standard. Articles that have a descriptive character or lack originality will not be considered for publication.

Editorial Correspondence, including submissions to the journal should be made electronically to the Editorial team Journal of Islamic State Practice in International Law.