Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (CJCL)
Call For Papers

We invite submissions for The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (CJCL), a law journal launched by the Oxford University Press in March 2013. The Journal will publish two issues each year and will accommodate substantial articles and shorter works including legislative commentaries, case notes and book reviews.

ABOUT CJCL: The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (CJCL) is an independent, peer-reviewed law journal published under the auspices of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) and in association with the Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law (SRIICL) at Xi'an Jiaotong University, PR China.

CJCL aims to provide a leading international forum for scholars interested in general comparative law topics or Chinese law topics and, additionally, to contribute to global legal scholarship by offering a Chinese perspective to a wide range of legal debates. It accommodates and fosters top-quality discourses falling within what is broadly conceived as comparative studies on all disciplines of law, including cross-disciplinary legal studies. CJCL gives preference to articles addressing issues of fundamental and lasting importance in the field of comparative law or issues having close relevance to the development of the Chinese legal system.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: All papers, including substantial articles and shorter works, are to be submitted through the online submission system of the Journal. Please register and log in at

All submitted papers are expected to comply with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) available at

A substantial article should not normally exceed 12,000 words (including footnotes) but longer pieces with exceptional merit may be considered. Shorter works should not normally exceed 3,000 words (including footnotes).

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please direct any questions to the Editor-in-Chief Associate Professor Qiao Liu (

Posted: 29 Nov 2017