Vol. 24 (2020)
The Spanish Yearbook of International Law (SYbIL), founded in 1991, provides an annual report on new developments in international law and is edited by the Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y relaciones Internacionales (AEPDIRI). From 1991 to 2012 (vols. 1-17), the Yearbook was published by Martinus Nijhoff/Brill. From vol. 18 onwards, the Editor decided to go entirely on-line under a complete open-access philosophy. We are convinced that online publication, due to wide readership and the possibility for interaction between reviewers, readers and authors, is as valuable as publication in print yearbooks and journals.
Since its first volume, the Yearbook has endeavoured to make a significant academic contribution to the on-going development of international law, with a particular focus on Spanish doctrine and practice. The SYbIL is the only publication edited by AEPDIRI written in English in order to reach the largest possible international audience. AEPDIRI also publishes the Revista Española de Derecho Internacional (REDI) and the Revista electrónica de Estudios Internacionales (REEI). Its rules of governance have been adopted by AEPDIRI (a résumé may be found here, in Spanish)
In 2013, with the election of a new Editorial Board, a new editorial plan was adopted and the SYbIL changed its purpose, structure and editorial model. This new website tries to offer the contents of this new epoch of the Yearbook. This editorial decision will enable the Yearbook to be accessible to the entire international readership, offering current research in Spanish academic institutions but other research of what Oscar Schachter labelled as the “invisible college of international law” as well.
Fully aware of the paramount importance of international practice, the Spanish Yearbook publishes contributions from active practitioners of international law on a regular basis. The Yearbook also includes critical comments on Spanish State practice relating to international and EU law, as well as international reactions to that practice.
The SYbIL is a double-blind peer reviewed Yearbook.