JLMI Call for papers - Issue no. 2/2023

The Call for papers can be downloaded here or read in the viewer at the bottom of this page.


The JLMI welcomes submissions on any of its areas of interest (for details,  see https://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/JLMI/about).


Space laws and regulations. What role for public and private international law?

This thematic call concerns the second Issue of Volume 2. It is to be published at the end of July 2023 on Space laws and regulations. What role for public and private international law?. The Call aims at gathering contributions that analyse to what extent public, and private international law play, or might play an (increased) role in the regulation, and implementation of public and private space activities.

Two perspectives may especially come into relevance:

  • First, the role of space activities to rethink and reshape the principle of state sovereignty, as traditionally conceived;

  • Second, whether and how a legislative intervention, at any level, is needed to regulate innovation and technology in connection to private space-related economic activities.

Prospective articles should be submitted in the form of abstract (around 800 words) or draft articles (see below) to submissions.jlmi@iuse.it by 8 January 2023. The Editorial Board plans to notify Authors on the outcome of the selection process by 15 January 2023. Final articles shall be delivered by 15 April 2023 and should conform to the journal style guide that is based on OSCOLA (link here; short version here). It is the Authors’ responsibility to carefully align their paper to OSCOLA’s criteria. Also, each accepted Author must guarantee English proof reading of their paper. Typically, the JLMI accepts contributions within the range of 10,000 to 15,000 words, including footnotes, but both shorter and longer articles will be considered. Pre-selected articles will be subject to single-blind peer review. For further information, or for consultation on a potential submission, you can contact us by email at editors.jlmi@iuse.it.