Information for authors

The Czech Society of International Law is the Editor of a new periodical publication focused on International Law. The first volume has appeared in September 2010.

According to models of other major foreign yearbooks, the CYIL focuses on articles and comments on Public International Law, without precluding the possibility to submit contributions dealing with Private International Law and European Law.

The CYIL has adopted the following structure:

  • I. Studies
  • II. Short articles, comments and discussion
  • III. Case-law
  • IV. Czech practice relating to international law
  • V. Review of books
  • VI. Bibliography (Survey of journals)


The Yearbook appears both in printed (paper) and in Internet version. 

The recommended length of articles is 10 to 15 pages in English, the number of pages of studies should not exceed 20 standard pages. The manuscript shall meet the following requirements: the article, including an abstract (c. 5-6 sentences) in Czech or another language and keywords (2-5), using one of generally available text editors (preferably MS Word), the recommended style OSCOLA, Times New Roman font, line-spacing 1.5. The manuscript should be paginated and divided into paragraphs or chapters. Notes must be numbered in one series for the entire document and included at the bottom of the page (footnotes). We also welcome shorter comments, information and book reviews.

A manuscript that does not meet the formal requirements may not be accepted for the review proceeding.

The CYIL is a peer-reviewed journal. All manuscripts received (except of the surveys of treaties and bibliography) are evaluated by the editorial board of CYIL and by two referees who receive an anonymous version of the text. Please note that the evaluation process takes account of the quality (excellence) of papers, but also a balance of topics and the particular areas of interests for the prepared issue of CYIL.