European Law Journal

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Edited By: Agustín José Menéndez

Impact Factor: 1.427

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 36/149 (Law)

Online ISSN: 1468-0386


The European Law Journal stands for the study of European law in its political, economic, historical, social and cultural context. The journal focuses on both supranational law (European Union law, the law of the European Convention of Human Rights), transnational law and the national laws of European states from a comparative perspective. It is open to contributions which analyse other processes of regional integration and set them against the European case, considering the impact they have on national institutional and normative systems, economic and civic organisations, and citizens at large. The European Law Journal is essential reading for scholars, students and practitioners.

Aims and Scope

The European Law Journal represents an authoritative new approach to the study of European Law, developed specifically to express and develop the study and understanding of European law in its social, cultural, political and economic context. It has a highly reputed board of editors. The journal fills a major gap in the current literature on all issues of European law, and is essential reading for anyone studying or practising EU law and its diverse impact on the environment, national legal systems, local government, economic organizations, and European citizens.

As well as focusing on the European Union, the journal also examines the national legal systems of countries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe and relations between Europe and other parts of the world, particularly the United States, Japan, China, India, Mercosur and developing countries.

The journal is published in English but is dedicated to publishing native language articles and has a dedicated translation fund available for this purpose. It is a refereed journal.

Subscribe to European Law Journal for the latest research on:

  • The constitutional law of the European Union and the processes of constitutionalisation of Union law

  • The Europeanisation of national legal orders in a comparative perspective

  • The relation between law, economics and politics in the process of European integration

  • European law in its social, cultural, political historical and economic contexts

  • The transformation of the European Convention of Human Rights in a wider Europe

  • Supranational and national European law in its political, economic, historical and social contexts

  • The regulatory framework of the European economy

  • The political economy of the economic governance of the European Union, the Union method and the transformation of national institutional and normative orders

  • New types of social regulation and common action norms concerning labour law, economic law, consumer protection, gender, and the environment

  • The emergence of a complex system of sources of law in Union law, including “soft” and “hard” governance

  • The transformation of European competition law

  • The socio-economic implications of European risk regulation

  • The legal and political framework of European external relations and European external action, in particular the bilateral and multilateral relations between the European Union and other regional organizations or informal groupings



European Union law, European constitutional law, the law of the European Convention of Human Rights, transnational law, comparative European law, the law of regional integration, governance, competition law, state aid, services of general interest, economic regulation, risk regulation

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