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The Journal of World Investment & Trade (JWIT) implements a double-blind peer review system, which conceals both the identity of the author(s) and the selected reviewers from one another. This anonymity minimizes the potential for bias to influence the review process. The JWIT adheres to a rigorous three-stage review process, consisting of an initial evaluation by the Editors-in-Chief, followed by external review, and finally, a decision made by the editors.

At the initial stage, the manuscript is assessed for minimum requirements and checked for possible instances of plagiarism through the use of the Editorial Manager’s iThenticate plagiarism detection system. If the manuscript passes this evaluation, it is then reviewed for suitability within the scope of the JWIT and its adherence to English language standards. Any necessary grammatical corrections are made by the editorial office, while substantially problematic language may require revision by the author.

Next, the double-blind review system is employed, wherein a minimum of two external reviewers with expert knowledge of the subject area are selected to evaluate the manuscript. If the opinions of the two reviewers differ, a third reviewer may be consulted. The author(s) receive all reviewer comments, including those from a third reviewer if necessary, and are given the opportunity to revise the manuscript accordingly.

The final stage of the review process involves the review and decision made by the Editors-in-Chief, who may choose to accept the manuscript as is, accept with minor correction, require major corrections, or reject it. If accepted, the manuscript is scheduled for publication. If corrections are required, the author(s) must make the necessary changes, after which the editor reviews the revised manuscript prior to publication. In some instances, the editor may request additional revisions or seek the opinion of a specific reviewer before accepting the manuscript for publication.

JWIT is committed to the value of diversity, which allows it to serve as a platform for a variety of viewpoints and research perspectives. The journal also seeks to combine highest academic standards with practical insight. This is reflected in the journal's management system, as well as in the composition of all its managing and editorial bodies. JWIT aims at offering top level expertise in international trade and investment law, while safeguarding diversity, including a balanced gender representation, as well as continued presence of renowned scholars and professionals from different legal cultures and regions of the world.


Julien CHAISSE, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR)

Joanna LAM, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Managing Editor

Güneş ÜNÜVAR, University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Assistant Editors/Community Managers

James LOSARI, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR)

Siri SILVEREKE, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Book Review Editors

Patrick ABEL, European University Institute (Italy)

Federica CRISTANI, Institute of International Relations Prague (Czech Republic)

Kehinde OLAOYE, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar)

Editorial Board

Olabisi D. AKINKUKBE, Dalhousie University (Canada)

Alberto ALEMANNO, HEC Paris (France)

Freya BAETENS, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

Elisa BARONCINI, University of Bologna (Italy)

Petr BŘÍZA, Charles University Prague (Czech Republic)

Yuliya CHERNYKH, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences & University of Oslo (Norway)

Sungjoon CHO, Chicago-Kent College of Law (United States)

Leïla CHOUKROUNE, University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom)

Dominic Npoanlari DAGBANJA, University of Western Australia (Australia)

Daria DAVITTI, Lund University (Sweden)

Panagiotis DELIMATSIS, Tilburg University (Netherlands)

Georgios DIMITROPOULOS, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar)

Ming DU, Durham University (United Kingdom)

Ole Kristian FAUCHALD, University of Oslo (Norway)

Mark FELDMAN, Peking University (China)

Caroline E. FOSTER, Auckland University (New Zealand)

Elaine FAHEY, City University London (United Kingdom)

Chiara GIORGETTI, University of Richmond (United States)

Steffen HINDELANG, Uppsala University (Finland)

Moshe HIRSCH, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Pasha L. HSIEH, Singapore Management University (Singapore)

Sufian JUSOH, National University of Malaysia (Malaysia)

Meredith KOLSKY LEWIS, State University of New York at Buffalo (United States)

John LINARELLI, University of Pittsburgh (United States)

Maria Laura MARCEDDU, King's College London (United Kingdom)

Sophie MEUNIER, Princeton University (United States)

Neha MISHRA, Geneva Graduate Institute (Switzerland)

Andrew D. MITCHELL, Monash University (Australia)

Irma MOSQUERA, Leiden University (Netherlands)

Krista NADAKAVUKAREN SCHEFER, Fribourg University and Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Switzerland)

James NEDUMPARA, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (India)

Eleftheria NEFRAMI, University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Martins PAPARINSKIS, University College London (United Kingdom)

Shin-yi PENG, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)

Rodrigo POLANCO, University of Bern (Switzerland)

Prabhash RANJAN, O.P. Jindal Global University (India)

Piotr SZWEDO, Jagiellonian University (Poland)

Catharine TITI, Université Paris Panthéon-Assas (France)

Tania VOON, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Heng WANG, Singapore Management University (Singapore)

Elizabeth WHITSITT, University of Calgary (Canada)

Alex Yueh-Ping YANG, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)

Editorial Advisory Board

Hervé ASCENSIO, Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

Vivienne BATH, University of Sydney (Australia)

Andrea K. BJORKLUND, McGill University (Canada)

Laurence BOISSON DE CHAZOURNES, University of Geneva (Switzerland)

Michelle EGAN, American University (United States)

Manfred ELSIG, University of Bern (Switzerland)

Christoph HERRMANN, University of Passau (Germany)

Ursula KRIEBAUM, University of Vienna (Austria)

Makane Moïse MBENGUE, University of Geneva (Switzerland)

Petros MAVROIDIS, Columbia University (United States)

Ernst-Ullrich PETERSMANN, European University Institute (Italy)

Ruth MASON, University of Virginia (United States)

Hélène RUIZ FABRI, Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

Stephan SCHILL, University of Amsterdam

Muthucumaraswamy SORNARAJAH, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Gregory SHAFFER, Georgetown University (United States)

Stefan VOIGT, University of Hamburg (Germany)

Alan Wm. WOLFF, Peterson Institute for International Economics (United States)

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The Journal of World Investment & Trade (JWIT) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that focuses on legal aspects of global trade and investment relations. JWIT covers a wide range of topics, including the law of bilateral, multilateral, regional, and sectoral treaties, dispute resolution, and domestic laws related to trade and foreign investment. The Journal places international trade and investment law in a broader context, exploring its interactions with international and domestic law, both public and private, such as general public international law, international taxation, international commercial law and arbitration, international environmental law, energy law, human rights, and sustainable development.

JWIT invites submissions of scholarly studies that address fundamental and systematic issues of trade and investment relations, as well as current topics such as international and domestic policy trends, relevant court cases, and industry- or country-specific case studies, including those in the natural resources and energy sectors. The Journal welcomes a variety of doctrinal and empirical approaches, including normative analysis, law & economics analysis, socio-legal analysis, historical analysis and political science analysis.

JWIT is an independent and neutral publication with a global outreach, not aligned with any specific national jurisdiction. JWIT targets scholars, government officials, members of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as legal practitioners from all continents and legal traditions.

JWIT has established itself as a leading publication in the field of global trade and investment law, attracting the best authors in the field over the past 25 years. The Journal’s commitment to high-quality, double-blind peer-review, and its broad coverage of legal issues related to trade and investment relations, has made it a sought-after venue for the publication of cutting-edge research and analysis.

JWIT is also at the forefront of social media innovations and engages with its readers in a number of new and innovative ways. JWIT updates, thematic videos and podcasts can be found on all the major social media platforms, including LinkedIn, YouTube, X (previously Twitter), Instagram and Bluesky. This allows the Journal to share its content, connect with its audiences, and foster a dynamic and interactive community of scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers interested in the field of global trade and investment law.

With its cutting-edge research, strong social media presence, and commitment to innovation, JWIT is well-positioned to continue to be a leading voice in the field for years to come.


Starting in December 2024, the Laurence Boisson de Chazournes Award will be granted annually to the JWIT article or other submission that demonstrates significant progress and innovative findings in the area of trade and investment law. The award comprises EUR 1,000 in Brill book vouchers and a one-year journal subscription for the author of the awarded article. The winning article will also be made freely available online for a specified period.

JWIT adheres to a stringent publication schedule, releasing a high-quality compilation of articles in a single volume per annum. Each volume is divided into six bimonthly issues, published in a hardcopy format. JWIT can also publish a double issue and accept proposals for special issues within its fields of interest. The articles are also available online via Advance Access.
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