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Launched in 1998, the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies is CELS' principal publication.  The Yearbook offers authors and readers a space for sustained reflection and conversation about the challenges facing Europe and the diverse legal contexts in which those challenges are addressed.  It identifies European Legal Studies as a broad field of legal enquiry encompassing not only European Union law but also the law emanating from the Council of Europe; comparative European public and private law; and national law in its interaction with European legal sources.

In 2015, CELS entered into a new partnership with Cambridge University Press to publish the Yearbook, enhancing the profile and accessibility of the Yearbook within Cambridge Journals Online.  You can access the Yearbook on the CUP website.  All articles are available online in advance of publication via FirstView and are published in print in one annual volume.

The Yearbook is committed to publishing scholarship of the highest quality in any field of European legal studies.  Our aim is to provide a platform for reflection by experienced scholars, as well as to support the development of publications by those at an early stage of their research careers.  All contributions are reviewed by the editoral board and by an external reviewer.

 The Editorial Board consists of: 

  • Professor Kenneth A. Armstrong, Editor-in-Chief (Professor of European law and Director, CELS)
  • Dr Alicia Hinarejos (University Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Downing College)
  • Dr Amy Ludlow (Affiliated Lecturer and College Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College)
  • Dr Oke Odudu (University Senior Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Emmanuel College)
  • Dr Felix Steffek (University Lecturer in Law and Senior Member of Newnham College)
  • Dr Sophie Turenne (Affiliated Lecturer and Fellow of Murray Edwards College)

Publication in the Yearbook is by invitation.  The editors are happy to discuss the possibility of publication in the Yearbook with any interested author.  Potential authors may be asked to present a draft of their article in the CELS weekly seminar series.  Submitted articles are reviewed by two editors of the editorial board and anonymously reviewed by an independent external expert. 

If you are interested in discussing a contribution to the Yearbook then please email: CYELS@law.cam.ac.uk.  The Yearbook Style Guide is available to download.