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AJIL - American Journal of International Law


Also known as Am. J. Int'l L.

The publisher is discarding the traditional and clumsy legal citation (Am. J. Int'l L.) to prefer the international movement towards simpler, neutral citation and now professes AJIL to be the formal, official legal citation for the Journal.

Published by the American Society of International Law as of 1907.

The Society commissioned Baker, Voorhis & Company of New York for the initial printing.

The initial editorial, written by Elihu Root, was entitled "The Need for Public Understanding of International Law".

The AJIL was to be published quarterly.

As of April 2011, the American Journal of International Law was at Volume 105.

The Society, based in Washington, D.C., now has a website: www.asil.org.

There is no longer any reference to outsourcing of printing.

The publisher's statement of scope:

"The ... American Journal of International Law (AJIL) has been published quarterly since 1907. It features articles, editorials, notes and comments by pre-eminent scholars on developments in international law and international relations. The Journal contains summaries and analyses of decisions by national and international courts and arbitral or other tribunals, and of contemporary U.S. practice in international law. Each issue lists recent publications in English and other languages, many of which are reviewed in depth. The Journal is indispensable for all professionals working in international law, economics, trade and foreign affairs."

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