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Editing a Law Journal Seminar (LAW-DS-EDIT-22)


Department LAW
Course category LAW Seminar - 6 credits
Course type Seminar
Academic year 2022-2023
Credits 6 (EUI Law credits)
Contact Law Department administration,
  Course materials

04/10/2022 11:00-13:00 @ Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

08/11/2022 11:00-13:00 @ ZOOM

06/12/2022 11:00-13:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

10/01/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

07/02/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

07/03/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

18/04/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

09/05/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati


Understanding the art of editing can be very helpful for strengthening one’s own writing. This seminar takes researchers through the entire editorial process of a law journal. What makes for an interesting article? What are the different characteristics of leading journals across the world? What works and what does not work for communicating an idea? Who gets cited, and who does not, and why? How can one write a constructive peer review report? How does one respond to a critical peer reviewer? What material is for an article, what for a blog and what for a tweet? Thanks to close collaboration with the European Journal of International Law (EJIL) researchers will be able to address these questions by gaining hands-on experience in a leading law journal, meanwhile shaping the production of international legal knowledge. Researchers will also be formally recognized by EJIL for their contributions to the editorial process.
The seminar is open to all researchers interested in public international law and allied fields of enquiry.

Apart from the first meeting, all meetings will consist of two parts, one which repeats every session (screening and peer review), and the second in which we address a topic specific to that session, typically intended to contribute to the researchers’ own research and writing. All participants will write a screening or peer review report for each session, which they will receive written feedback on and be invited to discuss during the session. The relevant reading material will be distributed at least two weeks before the meeting.

First, Second & Third Term: registration from 19 to 26 September.

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