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.

Submissions for this year’s journal are now closed.

Latest Volume of IJEL

The latest volume of the Irish Journal of European Law, Volume 23 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 24 (2022) sections such as Long Articles, Short Articles, Case Law, and Legislation this volume offers two 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.

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Stuart MacLennan

Stuart MacLennan, Co-Editor-in-Chief