Manuscript Submission

The Revue québécoise de droit international (RQDI) is currently accepting manuscripts in preparation for its upcoming issues. The RQDI aims to offer access to research and practice in international law, from the public or private or comparative field in Quebec, within the francophone community and beyond. A scientific reference tool, the RQDI publishes analyses, notes and commentaries, case law reviews on cases which have influenced the practice of international law in Quebec, as well as book reviews on topics of international law.


The texts proposed to the RQDI are submitted to an anonymous scientific evaluation process by its review committee, which is constituted of peers, practitioners and academics. The editorial board, which is responsible for the steps subsequent to the review, is constituted of students recruited in all law faculties of Quebec: the University of Montreal, McGill University, the University of Quebec in Montreal, the University of Sherbrooke and Laval University.

Call for Submissions 2023

The Quebec Journal of International Law (RQDI: Revue québécoise de droit international) is seeking to receive manuscripts for the preparation of its upcoming issues. Since inception, the journal’s mission is to report on research and practice in the international law field within the public, private and compared area, in French, English and Spanish. With this in mind, the journal publishes studies, notes and comments, and also some chronicles of case law having influenced the practice of international law in Quebec and reviews of books on international law.

The RQDI readership is made of academics, lawyers, legal practitioners and students from around the world. Law and public administration libraries as well as many Canadian, American and European universities, make up an important part of the institutional subscribers to the Journal. The RQDI is also a reference guide for companies, law firms and lawyers working in government agencies. In this perspective and in order to meet the international and diversified nature of the Journal, the RQDI encourages contributions from academics, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students to submit manuscripts in line with its mission.

Review Process

The manuscripts submitted to the RQDI are subject to an anonymous and rigorous scientific evaluation through a peer review. The Reading Committee with the assistance of the Editorial management team ensures the scientific quality of all manuscripts published by the Journal.


The articles submitted to the reading committee should count a maximum of 12 000 words, incluing footnotes. The manuscripts should be submitted under a “. Doc or. Docx” format using Microsoft Word. The Journal has taken up the writing protocol of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th Edition, and complies with the rules of the legislative drafting style of the RQDI, published by LexisNexis. In addition, the submissions must include a 300 words (max.) abstract written in English, French, and Spanish.

Manuscript Submission Form

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Manuscript Submission Form

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Rules Relating to Manuscripts (Articles and Notes)

Articles must not be longer than 12 000 words (including footnotes). Manuscripts must be submitted to the review committee in a .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word). The RQDI has adopted the writing protocol of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th edition, and the rules of the RQDI’s Legal Style Guide. Each submission must be accompanied by a summary of 300 words maximum.


Rules Relating to Book Reviews

Book reviews must not be longer than 1500 words (excluding footnotes). Book reviews are essentially descriptive but they also include a component of critique. They generally adopt the following structure:

  • Opening statement – brief presentation and contextualisation of the book, information regarding the author and the methodology (1 to 2 paragraphs)
  • Thesis statement – presentation of the main argument or of the thesis defended by the author (1 to 2 paragraphs); presentation of the author’s demonstration and arguments, theses and subsidiary hypotheses (one idea per paragraph)
  • Critique – critical remarks on form and content (minimum 1 paragraph)

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