Editorial Guidelines

If you have a substantive question, or would like to submit a proposal for a blog post, please contact our editors.

In submitting proposals, please take note of the following:

  1. We welcome blog posts which address current issues in international arbitration. We particularly welcome editorial commentary and candid views. We discourage posts that merely summarise cases or discuss basic aspects of international arbitration; while many of our entries focus on specific cases, we prefer that these posts include critical analysis or explore particular themes of wider resonance. We are particularly keen to create a “dialogue” between posts so please do cross-refer to and comment on other posts.
  2. Please include a short title (Please Capitalize Posts As You See Here). A title which asks a question can generate more interest.
  3. Blog posts must be between 500 to 1,500 words.
  4. Please insert spaces between paragraphs.
  5. The authors must include, as hyperlink in the body of the text or as footnotes, appropriate references to the sources used in the post. Kluwer Arbitration Blog reserves the right to add (additional) links to sources relevant to the matters referred to in a post, should these not already be implemented.
  6. Avoid using ALL CAPS in the title or in the text.
  7. Your content must be original. If, in your post, you refer to the work of another author, you must acknowledge that author as the source of such work.
  8. The Kluwer Arbitration Blog values originality of pieces above anything. Contributors must make known to Kluwer Arbitration Blog any submissions of the draft post with other publishers, at any time during the review process. Kluwer Arbitration Blog reserves the right to cease collaboration with respective contributors, if they fail to do so.
  9. If any internal authorisations are required from the employer, for example, to publish the post, the authors must confirm that they have obtained any and all such authorizations. This guideline is not to be construed as contrary to any other guideline or policy of the Blog, including the Blog’s requirement of originality and its general policy of publishing only previously unpublished content.
  10. In keeping with the informal style of the blog, we ask that you do not use footnotes or endnotes. However, if you determine that footnotes would be appropriate, please follow the instructions below. (The numbering of footnotes is automatic, so no need to do so in the text of the footnote.)