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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 Okeoghene Odudu (Editor-in-Chief, Professor of Competition Law and Fellow of Emmanuel College)
  • Dr Sophie Turenne (Editor-in-Chief, Assistant Professor in Comparative Law and Fellow of King's College)
  • Dr Markus Gehring (Editor, Associate Professor in Law and Fellow of Hughes Hall)
  • Dr Emilia Leinarte (Editor, Assistant Professor in Law)
  • Professor Felix Steffek (Editor, Professor of Law and Senior Member of Newnham College)

Articles for publication in the Yearbook are predominantly issued by invitation.  However, all potential authors can submit suitable material to the Journal via its ScholarOne page.  All authors should adhere to the Notes for Contributors information laid out on the Journal website when preparing materials for submission.