Since 2000, the European Legal Forum (EuLF) has regularly provided information about developments in various areas of the European ius commune. Special emphasis is placed on private international law and European and international civil procedure, commercial and company law, family law and successions, consumer law and labour law. The EuLF is directed at an international readership and provides researchers and legal practitioners with in-depth information on current developments in case law and legislation. Each volume of the EuLF also includes a section of book reviews.
The journal is linked to the online portal unalex, which allows direct online access to the case law cited therein.
From 2020, the EuLF will also be published online. It will be accompanied by a new concept of, where the plan is to publish content in languages other than English with a view to reporting back interesting information, briefly summarised, to the main, (still printed) English journal.
Member State where published
Publishing language of the print edition:
5 - 6 issues per year
Tel: +49 89 337332
Fax: +49 89 337333
IPR Verlag, Munich
Apostolos Anthimos, Thessaloniki (GR)
Alegría Borrás, Barcelona (ES)
Anabela Susana de Sousa Gonçalves, Minho (PT)
Aleš Galič, Ljubljana (SL)
Peter Hay, Atlanta (USA)
Peter Kindler, Munich (DE)
Gabor Palasti, University of Szeged (HU)
Monika Pauknerová, Prague (CZ)
Ilaria Queirolo, Genoa (IT)
Andreas Schwartze, Innsbruck (AT)
Mathijs ten Wolde, Groningen (NL)
National Editorial Boards
From 2020 on, a number of National Editorial Boards in various EU Member States together with a central coordinating board will be responsible for the editorial coordination of the journal, in order to connect the journal more closely to the ongoing national legal discussion.
The organisation of the Board of editors of The European Legal Forum through National Editorial Boards under the common umbrella of one European legal journal will anchor the journal more closely in the legal discussion in each Member State. Who other than the leading researchers in each jurisdiction are better prepared to capture the discussion in their respective home jurisdiction? Who better to select the most relevant case law from their courts and put into evidence those aspects that make it a case of interest under the common principles of European law? Who other than the editors in the various Member States are better prepared for a joint discussion of legal issues of overall European interest?
The European Legal Forum is planning to establish National Editorial Boards over time in a growing number of Member States. We are delighted by the enthusiasm encountered by our new editors in the first Member States involved. Welcome to the new editors and to those who will join them in the future!
Andreas Schwartze, Leopold-Franzens University of
Simon Laimer, Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Martina Melcher, Karl-Franzens University of Graz
Cyprus and Greece
Apostolos Anthimos, Thessaloniki,
European University Cyprus
Philippe Jougleux, European University Cyprus
Euripides Rizos, Aristotle University Thessaloniki
Eleni-Tatiani Synodinou, University of Cyprus
Stamatina Yannakourou, European University Cyprus
Monika Pauknerová, Charles University Prague
Petr Bříza, Charles University Prague
Jan Brodec, Charles University Prague
Magdalena Pfeiffer, Charles University Prague
Marta Zavadilová, Charles University Prague
Thomas Simons, IPR Verlag, Munich
Rainer Hausmann, University of Konstanz
Sibylle Calabresi-Scholz, IPR Verlag, Munich
Susanne Gössl, University of Kiel
Ilaria Queirolo, University of Genoa
Maria Caterina Baruffi, University of Verona
Francesco Bestagno, Catholic University of Milan
Giacomo Biagioni, University of Cagliari
Cristina Campiglio, University of Pavia
Laura Carpaneto, University of Genoa
Pietro Franzina, Catholic University of Milan
Antonio Leandro, University of Bari
Francesco Pesce, University of Genoa
Michele Vellano, University of Turin
Ilaria Viarengo, University of Milan
Francesca Villata, University of Milan
Anabela Susana de Sousa Gonçalves, University of Minho
Helena Mota, University of Porto
Aleš Galič, University of Ljubljana
Jerca Kramberger Škerl, University of Ljubljana
Mathijs ten Wolde, University of Groningen
Kirsten Henckel, University of Groningen
Submission and Citation
Manuscripts to be published in the European Legal Forum (print edition in English only) can be submitted via email to email@example.com. All manuscripts submitted must be the original work of the author. The authors guarantee that their manuscripts express exclusively the personal views of the author and they bear full responsibility for the statements and opinions contained therein.
All manuscripts published in the EuLF are subject to peer review. The review process is based on the double-blind peer-review principle.
Additional information for authors, including, inter alia, guidelines on correction policy, publication ethics, details of the citation style and formatting, as well as copyright and licensing information are available in the document entitled "Publication guidelines“.
Call for papers!
The EuLF is published 5-6 times a year. Authors are invited to submit on a rolling basis unpublished papers (such as scientific articles, discussions or summaries of judgments, book reviews or summaries of research projects or conferences) in the legal areas of Private International Law and International Civil Procedure, International and European Commercial and Company Law, International and European Business and Competition Law, International and European Intellectual Property Law, European Consumer Law, International and European Labour Law, Law of the European Organisations, as well as on the European Legal Profession itself.
Submissions should not exceed 10000 words (including footnotes). In exceptional cases longer works may also be accepted. All details concerning the submission procedure and required formatting and citation style are contained in the document listed above.
Please send manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Current and Past Issues
The European Legal Forum is published in print (English edition). Additionally, the journal is partly published in several languages online on the portal unalex .
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