Yearbook of International Environmental Law (YIEL) – Applications invited for posts of Editor-in-Chief

Oxford University Press is seeking to recruit two new Editors-in-Chief (see below) for the Yearbook of International Environmental Law ( Interested parties are invited to apply as soon as possible (deadline end February 2015) with a CV and a brief statement detailing their interest in the post and specifying what if any support their institution can provide for the Yearbook. Please email Emma Thomas ( for more information, or to make a formal application.

Applicants should expect to be interviewed via telephone or Skype, so please supply relevant contact information.


YIEL EiC Roles and Responsibilities

The YIEL team consists of three Editors-in-Chief, an Assistant Editor, five Associate Editors and a Book Review Editor.

Typically, the EiCs will collaborate in drafting a Call for Papers around November each year for the coming Volume of the Yearbook. Articles are submitted in March of the following year. All EiCs read all submissions and agree which should go forward to the review process. Each article is assigned to an EiC for the review/redrafting/editing process, which can be substantial, depending on the article. Once an article is accepted, the Assistant Editor will carry out a thorough desk edit and liaise with OUP/the author/EiCs over author queries, publisher proofs and corrections.

One of the EiCs appointed will ideally provide institutional support for the Year in Review reports – these require fact-checking after submission (April-May), traditionally this has been done by students at the EiC’s institution. The Year in Review reports are also reviewed for accuracy by the group of Associate Editors. EiCs have responsibility for assisting the Publisher in identifying/approving new contributors for the Year in Review section as vacancies arise throughout the year.