Focus and Scope

Tilburg Law Review promotes legal analysis of current societal problems arising at European and International levels, and aims to contribute to the search for sustainable solutions. The scope of the journal is purposefully broad in order to capture the latest developments in a wide range of issues at the intersection of International and European law. In order to make cutting edge research available to its readers, the TLR occasionally makes itself available as a platform for debate on an original or pressing issue. The Global Law Special Issue and the Statelessness Special Issue are examples thereof. Scholars with an interest in developing a particular theme within the context of the journal are encouraged to contact us with details of their suggested proposals at tilburglawreview@tilburguniversity.edu


Publication Frequency

The journal is published online in volumes with two thematic issues per year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.


Journal Archiving

The journal’s publisher, Ubiquity Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Journals are indexed by the following services:

All SUP journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please contact us or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.


Annotation and post-publication comment

The journal platform permits readers to leave comments on the publication page, via the Disqus service. Readers will need a Disqus account to leave comments. Comments may be moderated by the journal, however, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without edit.

The journal platform also includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via hypothes.is. Readers will require a hypothes.is account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.


The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point. Adverts will include a text heading to make it clear that they are adverts not related to the journal.

If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.




Journal History

Founded in 1991, Tilburg Law Review was one of the first student-run law journals in Europe, and continues to be run by (graduate) students of Tilburg Law School. As of its 20th anniversary, the journal is read on both sides of the Atlantic, and has the ambition of expanding its readership beyond. The journal benefits from the large international network and dynamic research environment within Tilburg Law School.