"Italian Corporate Law in the Context of a Globalized World"
Call For Papers

The Italian Law Journal welcomes submissions for its forthcoming issue (Vol. 3, No. 2 (2017)) that will host, for the first time, contributions in the area of corporate law and securities regulation in an ad hoc Section coordinated by Professor Marco Ventoruzzo.

The section aims at promoting broader knowledge about Italian corporate law and securities regulation (in a comparative and international perspective), and at disseminating the work of Italian scholars internationally, as well as the work of non-Italian scholars that have direct relevance for the Italian debate. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: corporate governance, shareholder rights, agency problems, corporate social responsibility, takeovers, M&As, financial markets and securities regulation. Contributions devoting attention to the Italian and European legal systems will receive particular consideration.

Established in 2015, The Italian Law Journal (ItaLJ) is an Italian, biannual, open-access law journal entirely written in English. The Journal, published by the Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane of Naples, is directed by Full Professors who have offered a significant contribution to private law scholarship. The Advisory Board includes some of the most influential academics from many different jurisdictions. Over 80% of the articles published so far have been authored by tenured Professors, both Italian and foreign. The Journal is indexed by HeinOnline, and the Journal's website receives more than 5,000 monthly views.

The first issue of the Section will host invited pieces by Professor Luca Enriques (Oxford Faculty of Law) and Professor Brigitte Haar (House of Finance, Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt), to whom the Editors are especially grateful for their kind availability.

ABOUT THE EDITOR: Marco Ventoruzzo is a scholar of corporate law and financial markets regulation with a dual appointment at Bocconi University Law School in Milan, Italy, where he is also the Director of the Department of Legal Studies, and Penn State Law School. He coordinates the Research Unit on Law & Economics ("RULES") of the Baffi Carefin Center on Markets, Banking and Finance, and is a member of the Observatory on European Business Law established by Bocconi University.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Manuscripts should be sent through Scholastica ( or ExpressO (, or by emailing to the editors in-chief (

The Italian Law Journal requests that contributors comply with the following standards:

1. ORIGINALITY: The Italian Law Journal only accepts original and previously unpublished manuscripts. Therefore, articles already published elsewhere will not be considered.

2. ENGLISH-LANGUAGE EDITING: For Authors not entirely fluent in English and without a proven record of publications in English, we strongly encourage having the manuscript professionally proof-read before submission.

3. CITATION FORMAT: Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the House Style of the Journal.

4. COVER LETTER AND ABSTRACT: All submissions must include, in addition to a copy of the manuscript:
a) a separate cover letter to facilitate our anonymous review process, indicating the title of the manuscript and contact information for the reference Author (including e-mail, mailing address, and a daytime telephone number);
b) a short abstract of the manuscript on a separate page; and
c) a curriculum vitae of the Author(s).

5. SUBMISSION TIMELINE: The submission deadline is 15th September 2017 for non-native English speakers or 30th September 2017 for native English speakers. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the Italian Law Journal, vol. 3 No. 2 (2017), between December 2017 and January 2018.

6. DOUBLE-BLIND PEER REVIEW: All submitted works will first be screened by the Editor. If approved, manuscripts will then be sent to two anonymous external referees. The review process will especially take into account the adherence of the core topic of the paper to the topic of the call. We always seek to review manuscripts within two months after reception, and quickly notify Authors about the outcome. Please note, however, that this timeframe might be extended depending on the number of submissions.

7. OPEN ACCESS POLICY AND PUBLISHING ETHICS: Publications in the Italian Law Journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The Italian Law Journal conforms to the 'Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors' developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Posted: 4 Aug 2017