The Irish Journal of European Law

The Irish Journal of European Law (IJEL) is Ireland’s leading journal dedicated to the analysis of European law. Its readership is based both in Ireland and further afield thanks to its dissemination through Westlaw and HeinOnline.

Call for Papers

The Irish Journal of European Law has been published since 1992 and is a leading international journal on European law, edited by scholars and practitioners.

Previous volumes are hosted on Westlaw, HeinOnline and on the Irish Society for European Law’s website. The journal – whose articles are blind peer reviewed – is now issuing a call for original papers for its 2022 volume. Papers are welcomed in the following categories:

  • Long articles (indicative length 8,000 – 12,000 words, inclusive of footnotes)
  • Shorter articles and analysis (indicative length up to 6,000 words)
  • Professional practice pieces, addressing areas of European law and/or practice that would be of particular interest to practitioners (any length)
  • Notes on case law (indicative length 2,000-3,000 words, longer pieces will be considered in appropriate cases)
  • Notes on legislation (any length)
  • Book reviews (indicative length 1,000-2,000 words)

The journal welcomes submissions on all areas of European law, including EU law and European law in the wider sense.

The journal has an international reputation and attracts contributions from scholars, practitioners, judges and public servants (writing in a personal capacity) from across Europe and beyond. Submissions are welcomed from established scholars, early career researchers, students, and practitioners.

Please send submissions for consideration by the editorial board to by Friday 28th January 2022 in Word format, size 12 font, single-spaced. References should be in OSCOLA Ireland format and please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Authors are encouraged to review the journal’s Editorial Guidelines prior to submitting. Please attach two separate files: the first comprising a cover page with your name, affiliation, contact details, five or so keywords, and the title and abstract for your article, and the second comprising your full article with no personal identifiers (for blind peer review purposes). Please direct any queries to the same email address.

Latest Volume of IJEL

The latest volume of the Irish Journal of European Law, Volume 23, was published on 27 September 2021 and is available to ISEL members to download here.  This volume of the IJEL is also available on  and it will be available on Heinonline in due course.

Volume 23 (2021) includes a special feature by Colm Mac Eochaidh, Judge of the General Court of the EU, and in addition to traditional sections such as Long Articles, Short Articles, Case Law, and Legislation this volume offers two fresh categories in the form of a Professional Practice section and the above-mentioned Archives section which showcases a piece from the past along with a contemporary commentary. It is a matter of pride to the Editorial Board that, notwithstanding very challenging working conditions for authors and reviewers, this volume contains a gender balanced set of contributions.


Mary Catherine Lucey, Editor-in-Chief

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson, General Editor

Stuart MacLennan

Stuart MacLennan, Managing Editor