Submission Guidelines



Guidelines for submitting an article to ANZSIL Perspective for publication

Current call for Perspectives

Please see the current call for Perspectives here.


ANZSIL Perspective Guidelines

ANZSIL Perspective is an open-access and publicly available resource online for ANZSIL members and beyond. It is overseen by our Editor, Dr Felicity Gerry KC and an experienced editorial team comprised of international barristers, lawyers, scholars and public policy experts, and our in-house book reviews editor.

We aim to publish monthly, and welcome submissions with an immediate focus for off-schedule publication. Potential contributors are encouraged to look at past editions for guidance as to the approach taken by our contributors when tackling legal issues and topics. The intention of ANZSIL Perspective is to provide a snapshot of an issue and some analysis and to keep ANZSIL members and others informed of current issues in international law.

We aim to publish Perspectives on a wide range of topics, and represent the thought diversity of the people, backgrounds and interests of the ANZSIL membership and the wider international law community. We particularly welcome submissions from First Nations and Indigenous contributors, and Perspectives on Pacific subject-matters.

ANZSIL encourages submissions from both members and non-members on topics that fit this profile, including early career researchers and PhD students. We are also keen on cutting-edge academic research and analysis, addressing practical and theoretical aspects of an issue.

Drafting guidelines

A ‘Perspective’ focussed on a single issue is preferred.

Submissions should:

  • Be focussed on an international legal issue;
  • Acknowledge both sides of debatable points;
  • Be the original work of the author(s);
  • Be written in a way that a reader can understand the issue being presented without having prior expert knowledge;
  • Be unpublished in identical form in; another forum, although Perspectives drawn from broader works (such as article or book projects) are welcome;
  • Be in electronic form in MS Word and spellchecked;
  • Be up to 1500 words in length;
  • Provide links to relevant related open access content (please do not use footnotes) while ensuring that the authors’ arguments are found in the body of the piece, not the links; 
  • Make judicious use of quoted text;
  • Limit use of acronyms, and employ acronyms only where the full name has first been used; and
  • Explain any specialist terms.

Authors should declare any interests, for instance if they are representing a party in a case or other matter described. Please also indicate if the topic is time sensitive and explain why and with what timescale for editorial consideration.

Submission process

  1. All submissions should be sent to
  2. Submissions will go through a peer-review process carried out or coordinated by the editorial team and a determination will be made promptly as to whether submissions are suitable for publication. Regard will be paid to the timeliness or newsworthiness of the topic and recently published submissions in deciding whether a particular submission is suitable for publication. 
  3. When a submission is accepted for publication, the author(s) will be notified and a member of the editorial team will undertake an editorial review of the article. Any editorial suggestions will be put to the author for consideration before a final draft is formatted for publication by the ANZSIL Secretariat. 
  4. All articles will be emailed to ANZSIL members and be made publicly available on the ANZSIL website. Hardcopies of Perspectives may also be made available at ANZSIL events.
  5. We will ask you for a short bio and photo and 5 #keywords once we approve a submission.

Book reviews


ANZSIL Perspective seeks to publish reviews of recent books on international law topics. Authors or publishers who wish to have a book reviewed in ANZSIL Perspective should approach the editors via the ANZSIL email above. The book reviews editor will reply to discuss a potential review.

Thank you


We are proud to publish the ANZSIL Perspective. It is hoped that your Perspectives will generate discussion and contribute to thoughtful debate on major issues of international law.

Last updated: 23 September 2022