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Call for New Articles

September 2013 marked five years since the Max Planck Encyclopedia went online. In that time the number of live articles rose from just over 400 to more than 1,600. Last year saw the publication of the 10-volume print edition and index volume which were received just as favourably as the online database.

Lately, people have been asking me whether the Encyclopedia is now complete. My answer to them is: We’ve only just completed the first stage! MPEPIL is a work in progress. Not only are we constantly updating the existing content, but we are also adding new articles. The rapid growth of international law makes it exciting but also elusive. It takes a global village of expert authors to keep pace with this evolution.

This fall, the Max Planck editorial team in partnership with OUP invite you to become part of the community. Whether it is that keyword you feel is missing, a brand-new theoretical approach, or the most topical new case law: from human rights to environmental law, from humanitarian law to international organizations, we want to hear about YOUR ideas for new entries. To participate, submit an abstract of no more than 1000 words to mpepil@mpfpr.de. The MPEPIL Advisory Board will pick the most interesting abstracts and ask the authors to submit a full contribution which will then be featured on www.mpepil.com

Please take part in this exciting venture. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Frauke Lachenmann, MPEPIL Managing Editor